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Unit 4222-209 - Handle Informaion in Health & Social Care Settings (Hsc 028) Essay

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  • on November 5, 2013
  • Category: Psychology
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Unit 4222-209 - Handle Information In Health & Social Care Settings (HSC 028)
Outcome 01
Legislation relating to the recording, storing & sharing of information are as follows;
  * Data protection act 1998
  * Freedom of information act 2000
  * Access to personal files act 1987
  * Confidentiality of personal information 1988
  * Police and criminal evidence act 1984 S17
  * The care homes policies & procedures
  * Care standards act 2000

It is important that you have secure systems for recording & storing information in a health & social care setting as once something is recorded in any way, whether that be written down or entered onto a computer it becomes a permanent record of a personal piece of information of an individual & is regulated by government legislation & for this reason you must be very careful with what you do with it & how you, as he information holder, store it. All personal information of an individual must be stored locked away safely & securely & you must never take an individual’s personal information outside of the setting in which it has been recorded for or leave anywhere where another individual who is not authorised to can view it freely. The personal information of an individual can contain very private & personal things that if another individual got their hands on or if I was lost could be detrimental to the individual whose personal information it is for example; an individual’s personal information could include;
  * Medical history – if an individual’s medical history was lost due to failure to store it properly & the individual was rushed into hospital it could severely delay their treatment, them end up getting the wrong treatment as doctors could not know what was wrong but if they had the individuals person information could tell straight away they have a diagnosed genetic disorder for example or even doctors treat the individual with penicillin...

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