6.1 meeting relevant standards of practice and working in a lawful. Safe and effective way. 6.2 maintain clear and accurate records as required by procedures established for your work. Anyone processing data (personal). Must comply with the eight enforceable principles of good practice laid down in the data protection act 1998.
Understand how to handle information in social care settings In order to demonstrate an understanding of how to handle information, we must first define exactly what we mean by that term. Information, or data, about an individual covers any known and accessible records where an individual may be identified through the use of said data, including, but not limited to, their name, medical conditions, date of birth, medications, details of care requirements and religious preferences. These are the main pieces of information to which Health Care Assistants (H.C.As), or in the case of Hunters Moor staff Rehabilitation Assistants (R.As), have access in order to facilitate a person's care, while maintaining that individual's human rights. 1.1 There are numerous pieces of legislation which relate to the handling of information within social care settings. The most notable of these legislations is the Data Protection Act 1984, however there are other laws which help to further dictate how information should be stored, accessed and used, specifically within care settings, such as; Civil Contingencies Act 2004 Freedom of Information Act 2000 Access to Health Records Act 1990 Access to Medical Records Act 1998 Health and Social Care Act 2001 Public Health (Control of Diseases) Act 1984 Reporting of Infectious Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1.2 All of the afore mentioned legislations provide frameworks for the sharing of information in different circumstances.
The data protection act 1988 Explain why it is important to have secure systems for recording and storing information in a social care setting. It is the law to document and record information and it should be done to comply with legislation. Organisations must have measures in place to make sure all individuals personal information is not unlawfully processed, lost or destroyed. All information is to be kept up to date and accurate and stored securely in a locked cupboard or computer with passwords so only certified people
Assess the individual in a health and social care setting Compare and contrast the range and purpose of different forms of assessment Outcome 1 1.1 There are many aspects of an assessment to consider when assessing an individual in a care setting. As an assessor you must consider all of the individual’s circumstances. According to the Whittington report (2007), the main objectives of the assessment is to make sure the needs of the individual are connected with the resources that are available to them. You also need to take into account the risks that there are and how urgent the situation is. Need Resources Whittington identified five main areas of assessment: 1.
Handle information in Health and Social Care settings. Outcome 1 Understand the need for secure handling of information in Health and Social care settings 1.1 Identify what legislation relates to recording, storing and sharing information in health and social care settings. Information that is given to employer/manager is all subject to the Data Protection Act 1998, which covers medical records, social service records, credit information, local authority information and many more. Anything relating to a person, whether fact or opinion, is personal data. Anyone processing personal data must comply with the either enforceable principles of good practice laid down in the Data Protection Act 1998.
Unit 4222-209 - Handle Information In Health & Social Care Settings (HSC 028) Outcome 01 1.1. 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 1.2. 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
Unit 4222-307 Handle information in health and social care setting also covering: Certificate in Induction into Adult Social Care: Unit 307 Outcome 1 Understand the requirements for the handling of information in health and social care settings Identify and summaries the main points of the legislation and codes of practice that relate to the recording, storage and sharing of information in health and social care (Dip 1.1 and 1.2) Outcome 2 Be able to implement good practice in handling information Such information should be locked in file cabinets, or if in electronic form it should be only accessed by personal password, Also to access information depending of the level of confidentiality it should be done by senior staff on a need to know basis and leaving record that information was accessed by a log of accessibility, On care plans which are easily accessed by care staff for daily recordings and research, a signature of who is logging in information is needed. Outcome 3 Be able to support others to handle information 3.2 Describe how you support others to understand and contribute to records. Dip 3.2 ----------------------- The nature of the obligation to protect confidentiality can be expressed in terms of three core principles: • individuals have a fundamental right to the confidentiality and privacy of information related to their health and social care; • individuals have a right to control access to and disclosure of their own health and social care information by giving, withholding or withdrawing consent; • when considering whether to disclose confidential information,
2.3- it is important that the records we have are kept up to date, complete, accurate, and legible to ensure that people are receiving the care and support that they need as their needs may change. When taking telephone calls it is important that you take the person’s name and ask them to spell any words you have not heard and repeat anything that you may have misheard or miss interpreted. You should also take a return phone number in case you need to call back and check details. 3.1- it is important that everybody understands the importance of the secure handling of information so that they are working ain accordance with the data protection act 1998 and company policies and procedures, and also so that the people whose information you have are kept safe. If you or somebody you work with are unsure on how to keep information secure don’t hesitate in asking for advice from your manager.
UNIT 02 PRIMCIPALS OF PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT IN ADULT SOCIAL CARE SETTINGS (L/602/3035) 1.1 – Identify standards that influence the way the adult social care job roles are carried out. Standards that influence the way jobs are carried out in adult social care are often found in legislation regarding the job role directly. Some of the legislation is as follows; * Care Standards Act 2000 * Domiciliary Care Regulations 2000 * Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 * Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 * Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 * GSCC Codes of Practice for social care workers * National Occupational Standards * Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations * Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSSH), Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR). There are codes of practice that outline standards that everyone should adhere to within an organisation. These are the codes that are regulated and inspected by the care quality commission (CQC).
Unit 2 Principles of personal development in adult social care settings (L/602/3035) 1.1 The standards that influence the way adult social care job roles are carried out are: * Care standards act 2000 – act of parliament of the UK which provides for the administration of a varitey of care institution, including children’s home, independent hospitals, nursing homes and residential homes. * Domiciliary care regulations 2002 * Health and safety at work at 1974 – the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in great Britain. The health and safety executive with local authorities is responsible for enforcing the act and a number of other acts and statutory instruments relevant to the working environment. * Manual handling operations regulations 1992 – MHOR regulations set out a clear ranking of measures for dealing with risks from manual handling these are: FIRST- avoid hazardous manual handling operations so far as is reasonably practicable. SECOND- assess any hazardous manual handling operations that cannot be avoided.