Social Care
Topics: Health care, Safety, Data Protection Act 1998, Occupational safety and health, Law, Public health / Pages: 6 (1031 words) / Published: Apr 29th, 2014

EverGreen Academy

QCF Diploma Health & Social Care level 2
Unit: CU2470
Handle Information in Health and Social Care Settings
Knowledge Questions
Competent practice is a combination of the application and skills and knowledge informed by values and ethics. These questions detail the knowledge and understanding required in carrying out competent practice in the performance described in the unit

Learner Name: Laeticia Belle

1. Identify the legislation that relates to the recording, storage and sharing of information in health and social care?

The data protection act 1998 is the main piece of legislation that governs the protection of personal data in the UK. It defines the law on processing data on people living within the United Kingdom. The data protection act is set you in eight principles:
Personal data must be processed fairly and lawfully.
Personal data must only be obtained for a specific and lawful purpose it shall not be processed in any manner incompatible with the purpose it was acquired for.
All personal data must be adequate, relevant and not accesive in relation to the purpose or purposes for which they are processed.
All personal data must not be kept for any longer than its necessary. It can only be kept for the time needed for the purpose of that information.
All personal is processed in accordance with the subject rights. They have the right to have the data about themselves removed if they so wish.
All personal data must be secured at all time. Appropriate technical and organisational measures must be taken against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental lost, destruction or damage.
Any personal data must not be transferred to any countries or territories outside the European economic area (EEA) without adequate protection.

The freedom of information act 200: this gives individuals the right to ask organisations such as local authority, GP’s, local

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