Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings.
1. Understand requirements for handling information in health and social care settings
1.1 Identify legislation and codes of practice in handling information in health and social care settings.
The Data Protection Act 1998 is the piece of legislation that was put into place to protect all data this is covered with electronically and paper held documents. All members of staff need to make sure that confidentiality is being met at all times and always aware of out standards of conduct that we are expected to meet. Here is a list of legislation and codes of practice that should be adhered to Human rights act
Freedom of information act
data protection act
CQC essential standards
companies policies and procedures
1.2 Summaries the main points of legal requirements and codes of practice for handling information in health and social care.
Legal requirements and codes of practice that should be met when handling information are as follows all relevant information should be adequate and relevant to what its trying to say. The information should be accurate and kept up to date with all relevant changes, the data must also not be kept longer then deemed necessary. Also data must be stored securely enabling only authorised persons to have access and taking into consideration the rights of the individual.
2. Be able to implement good practice in handling information
2.1 Describe features of manual and electronic information storage systems that help ensure security.
To keep manual information storage safe and secure you can store it in a filing cabinet that is locked and secure and only authorised individuals will have access to the key, to maximise security you can also have this filing cabinet out of peoples sight and in a locked room...
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