Unit 307 Health And Social Care Essay

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Unit 307 – Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings 1.2 The main points of legal requirements and codes of practice for handling information in health and social care are as follows: Data Protection Act – covers holding, obtaining, recording and disclosing of any information including pictures. This can be on paper form or electronic. Freedom of Information act – means people can get access to their records and companies policies at any time Health and social care act – this tells you policies that by law you have to abide by Human rights act – rights of individuals Equality act – this covers all types of discrimination On top of these all adults who are vulnerable will be protected, and any…show more content…
Respect a person’s right to confidentiality. Strive to improve the quality of healthcare, care and support through continuing professional development. Uphold and promote equality, diversity and inclusion 3.1 Support others to understand the need for secure handling of information Others may include: Colleagues, External third party such as IT specialist, Social worker, Occupational Therapist, GP, Speech and Language Therapist, Physiotherapist, Pharmacist, Nurse, Specialist nurse, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Independent Mental Capacity Advocate, Advocate, Dementia care advisor Explain to them reasons, laws, regulations, and practices. Also if you see something wrong mention it. I would help others understand by putting into practice myself what I am telling them and showing them all they need to know about keeping information secure. Just explaining how to put into practice secure methods, may not be enough for someone to understand the importance of why this needs to be done. But giving them a practical examples of what could happen would help others to realise the implications of not keeping information
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