2. FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 This act requires organisations to provide information about their services and policies to individuals requesting information through the agreed channels. 3. HUMAN RIGHTS ACT 1998 From the stand point of health and social care, service users have the legal right to have their privacy and family life respected as well as freedom from degrading treatment. 4.
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.
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.
Records must be kept for all controlled drugs transactions and they must be kept in a safe cabinet that complies with these regulations • The Misuse of Drugs and the Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 specifies the handling and record keeping and storage of Controlled Drugs correctly. • The Handling of Medicines in Social Care, gives the reader guidelines to the safe handling of medicines. You can download this at www.rpharms.com if a copy is not at your place of work. • The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) lays out regulations to reduce the risk of handling hazardous substances. • The Hazardous Waste Regulations (2005) defines the way medicines are disposed of that are no longer required, in the case of home care they are returned to the pharmacy for destruction.
Record all that you have done for the client. Lock the door as agreed. If there is a key safe make sure you put the key back in the key safe and that the premises is safe and secure on leaving by checking that you have followed all the procedures that you agreed with the client and
There is also the Caldicott Standards which govern the sharing of information, based on The Data Protection Act (1998). The Freedom of Information Act (2000) provides a general right of access to information held by Public Authorities. Anyone can request information from Public Authorities and has the right to be told if the Public Authority holds the information and if it does, be provided with that information. 1.2 Summarise the main points of legal requirements and code of practice for handling information in health and social care Data Protection Act (1998) Sets out 8 principles governing the use of personal information. These are:- • Personal data should be processed fairly and lawfully.
You should not end your shift before you have completed all necessary paperwork. All reports should be written on the correct paperwork in the correct format. Make sure that reports only contain facts, opinions should be left out. Date and sign all records and make sure what you write is legible to others. Bii: Describe how to ensure records are stored securely.
4222-203 Legislation and Organisational Policy and Procedures 2.1 Identify which legislation and codes of practice relate to equality, diversity and discrimination apply to your role | Explain how you apply these to your own role … | The Equality Act 2010 | I would apply this to my role by respecting every resident’s individuality and give the resident equal opportunities and overcoming any barriers that may occur but still able to include the individual. | Human Rights Act 1998 | I would apply this to my role by respecting the resident and treating them like a human, and not mistreat them. E.g. knocking on doors before entering, giving the resident privacy such as closing curtains and doors. Other ways that I apply this is by asking what the resident would like and giving them different options to choose from e.g meals, clothing, activities.
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.
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.