Unit 4222-307 Promote Good Practice in Handling Information in Health and Social Care Settings.

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Unit 4222-307 Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings.

Outcome 1 - Understand requirements for handling information in health and social care settings.

1. Identify legislation and codes of practice that relate to handling information in health and social care.

2. Summarise the main points of legal requirements and codes of practice for handling information in health and social care.

I have found 4 legislations that support handling information in health and social care.

1.Data Protection Act
2.Freedom of Information Act
3.Care Standards
4.Human Rights Act.
Article 8 states of the Human rights act states

1. Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence.

2. There shall be no interference by a public authority with the exercise of this right except such as is in accordance with the law and is necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security, public safety or the economic well-being of the country, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others.

This means that an individual's wish to protect his or her privacy must be balanced against the needs of the relevant public authority to obtain or use specified information.

Outcome 2:- Be able to implement good practice in handling information.

1.Describe features of manual and electronic information storage systems that help maintain security.

*Ensuraing cupboards that contain personal informatio are locked at all times. *Creating passwords on computers and locking them when inactive. *Only giving out minimal information over the telephone unless im absolutely sure that i am speaking to the next of kin or a GP.

*Checking other professionals ID's on entering the building. *Ensuring each person signs in and out of the building so i know where they are are in the event...
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