Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings.
1.1 Identify legislation and codes of practice and relate to handling information in heath and social care.
The Data Protection Act 1998 is a key piece of legislation to ensure people's rights regarding the confidentiality of their personal information. It highlights 8 principles that define good practice when handling someone else's personal data and breaching these principles can lead to serious legal implications. In health and social care many policies and procedures are based on the principles of the Data Protection Act to ensure that client details remain confidential.
The Human Rights Act 1998 also states the right to a private life. The right to have one's private life respected also includes that private and confidential information gets respected and that details are shared and stored in accordance with strict rules and regulations.
1.2 Summarise the main points of legal requirements and codes of practice for handling information in health and social care
The main points of legal requirements and codes of practice for handling information in health and social care are as follows: The date must be
§ fairly and lawfully processed.
§ processed for limited purposes.
§ adequate, relevant and not excessive.
§ not kept for longer than necessary.
§ processed in accordance with the data subject’s rights
§ kept secure.
§ not transferred to countries without adequate protection.
2.1 Describe features of manual and electronic information storage systems that help ensure security
Manual security storage systems are locked away - usually via lock and key, such as cases, wardrobes, etc It’s better if they are electronic as you can have a certain password,will be harder to loose a computer rather than a piece of paper and atleast thecomputer will be in a office out of the way of imformation getting into the wrong hands.
2.3 Maintain records that are up to...