Assignment 208 Task B

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Understand how to handle information in social care settings Task B Prepare a set of guidelines to remind social care workers of best practice in handling information. Bi – Explain how to maintain records so that they are up to date, complete, accurate and legible. All records should be written in clear hand writing and in a language that the service user can understand. Do not abbreviate and only document facts that include the date it occurred and the date you documented it with your name signed with it, fiction and judgement are opinions and aren’t acceptable. Only record what is relevant and evidence based and to make sure everything is written up as soon as possible after the care has taken place. Bii – Describe how to…show more content…
The Human Rights Act applies to all public bodies within the United Kingdom, including central government, local authorities, and bodies exercising public functions. However, it does not include Parliament when it is acting in its legislative capacities. Caldicott principles - A committee was established under the chairmanship of Dame Fiona Caldicott. The Caldicott Report highlighted six key principles, and made 16 specific recommendations. 1. Justify the purpose(s) Every single proposed use or transfer of patient identifiable information within or from an organisation should be clearly defined and scrutinised, with continuing uses regularly reviewed, by an appropriate guardian. 2. Don't use patient identifiable information unless it is necessary Patient identifiable information items should not be included unless it is essential for the specified purpose(s) of that flow. The need for patients to be identified should be considered at each stage of satisfying the purpose(s). 3. Use the minimum necessary patient-identifiable
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