Unit 4222-307 Handle Information in Health and Social Care Setting Also Covering: Certificate in Induction Into Adult Social Care: Unit 307

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Unit 4222-307 Handle information in health and social care setting also covering: Certificate in Induction into Adult Social Care: Unit 307 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 1.1. Identify and summarise 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) Legislation acts include Human Rights Act 1998, Data Protection Act 1998, Freedom of Information Act 2000, The Health & Social Care Act 2001 and amendments in years 2006 and 2008 - Essential standards, Mental Capacity Act 2005, The Access to Medical Reports Act1988 Codes of Practice include NISCC and RQIA Codes of Practice, also internal/Home policies relating to the subject. All of the above pieces of legislation cover matters of confidentiality, data protection, information sharing, safeguarding and discrimination. According to the legislation, all records kept should be maintained up to date, complete, accurate and legible - meaning that documents should be signed, accurate, dated, completed following the agreed methods, clear in meaning, language used should be appropriate and when necessary anonymity preserved. The codes and law acts stress fact to ensure, that stored information and access to it are secure, for example when recording information – it should be factual, signed, dated, completed using agreed formats and forms. The storage of information should be conducted in a secure manner, appropriate and secure storage solutions and access put in place, password used, also access to information allowed on need to know basis. Sharing information should be done again,
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