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Sunday, 16 July 2017

Identify legislation and codes of practice that relate to handling information in social care settings

The Data Protection Act 1998
The Health and Social Care Act 2008
The Human Rights Act 1998
Freedom of Information Act 2000

Codes of Practice:
  • Data protection act states that data may only be used for the specific purposes for which it was collected
  • Health and social care service provider must not disclose any information about any individual without their consent
  • Data shall be accurate and kept up to date where necessary
  • Health and social care service  providers only to disclose information about people in the interests of improving patient  care or in the wider public interest, to monitor  communicable diseases and for medical research
  • Sensitive information must be processed and stored safely and securely. Personal data must not get lost and damaged or destructed and it must not processed and disclosed without authorisation
  • Health and social care service providers must respect right to private and family life of any individual by protecting their personal and sensitive information                           

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