The reports should be only about the person concerned and should be signed and dated. Every care should be made to ensure that client records are stored securely and remain confidential. The Data Protection Act of 1998 has set a code of practice that all Social Care establishments must comply with. Within a client’s home environment records should ideally be kept in a secure, locked cupboard, out of sight from casual visitors. Establishments that have a number of clients should ensure that records are up-to-date and are kept in a locked filing cabinet, preferably in a secure office.
307 Questions Identify legislation and codes of practice that relate to handling information in health and social care settings Legislation relating to handling information in health and social care settings include The Data Protection Act, The Freedom of Information Act 2000, Human Rights Act 1998, The Care Standard Act 2000, Confidentiality Act 2000 and the Privacy and Personal Information Act 1998. Summarise the main points of legal requirements and codes of practice for handling information in health and social care The main points of legal requirements and codes of practice are handling the information securely and only sharing it with consent unless special circumstances permit otherwise. Records must be maintained in the organisational format and the information must be clear, factual and relevant. Describe features of manual and electronic information storage systems that help ensure security Manual storage systems ensure security as they are usually kept privately via lock and key which is stored in a safe when not being used. Electronic information storage systems generally have passwords and encryptions on them.
1.1 Identify the legislation that relates to the recording, storage and sharing of information in health and social care One such legislation is the Data Protection Act formed in 1998 which states that individuals have a right to see data collected that relates to them and that no individual can see anyone else's personal information. Another legislation is the Health and Social Care Act 2008 which states that information should be gather to monitor infection rates and to assess the risk of infection at any time. The Freedom of Information Act 2000 tells us that the public has the right to access information from public authorities. These are a few examples which again show the importance of accessing information; telling us who can see what information. 1.2 Explain why it is important to have secure systems for recording and storing information in a health and social care setting There are many reasons why the recording and storage of information is important.
P3 Describe legislations and frameworks which govern work with individuals with dementia. Human Rights Act 1998 -People with dementia and their carers have the right to live as independently as possible with access to recreational, leisure and cultural life in their community. They have the right to full participation in care needs assessment, planning, deciding and arranging care, support and treatment, including advanced decision making. -People with dementia and their carers have the right to be able to enjoy human rights and fundamental freedoms in every part of their daily lives and wherever they are, including full respect for their dignity, beliefs, individual circumstances and privacy. They also have the right to be free from discrimination based on any grounds such as age, disability, gender, race, sexual orientation, and religious beliefs, social or other status.
Held securely and remain confidential. It is the same for other records that are needed to protect the service users safety and wellbeing. * Freedom of Information Act 2000 – It provided pubic access to information held by pubil authorities. It does this in two ways: Public authorities are obliged to publish certain information about their activities; and members of the public are entitled to request information from public authorities. * The General Social Care Council (GSCC) ‘Codes of Practice’ – 1.2 Summarise the main points of legal requirements and codes of practice for handling information in health and social care.
2.2.2 Describe practices that ensure security when storing and accessing information. Practices that ensure security of information include : correct storage of records – records should be stored in locked cabinets where possible , ensuring no one can hear confidential information i.e. phone calls – this can be done by making sure doors are closed, make sure you return all records to the correct storage place and never remove them from the workplace, reporting any issues –
My responsibility is to maintain and update patents records, ensuring that the information stays confidential and is locked away securely. Patients who divulge their personal health information expect the NHS to keep it safe and secure. The Data Protection Act 1988 governs how organisations may use personal information including how they acquire the information, store, share and dispose of it. Freedom of Information Act 2000 This gives the public a right to general access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities including GP practices. A response to a request for information must be made within 20 working days.
Supporting people to access their rights and support their choices, encouraging and promoting independence to each individual. Ensuring people have privacy if they want it, treating people with dignity and respect. 1.2 Person-centred values must influence all aspects of social care work. The Human Rights Act 1998 makes it a law that health and social care should be based on person-centred values. Having person-centred guidelines provides anti-discrimination practice and helps promote to each individual to their individual needs, their right to equal opportunities, independence, choice, dignity and safety.
CU2479 Promote Good Practice in Handling Information in Health and Social Care Settings 1.1 Legislation includes the Data Protction act 1998 which states how information about clients can be stored and used . The freedom of information act 2000 which allows people to see what information is held about them. 1.2 The information should be fairly and accurately processed. Used for limited purposes, relevant and not excessive, not kept longer than necessary, kept secure, not transferred abroad without adequate protection. Records should be kept secure and not accessible by anyone other than authorised persons.
Unit2: Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care. M2: Assess the influence of a recent national policy initiative promoting anti-discriminatory practice Human right Act 1998 has ensured that everyone has the right to be treated with fairness, respect, equality and dignity. Human right has given every individual the right to be respected, the right to life, right to marry, right security, the right to privacy, right to freedom and religion. This assignment is going to assess the influence of Human right Act 1998 promoting anti-discriminatory practice. The human rights act promotes anti-discriminatory practice by making sure that everyone has the right to be treated equally with dignity and respect.