Candidate Evidence Record for Holistic Assessment

Candidate Evidence Record for Holistic Assessment

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Evidence  UNIT 9Assessment Criteria
 

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

 

The following legislations relate to handling information in health and social care: the Data Protection Act, the Freedom of information Act and the Disability Discrimination Act. In Woodham we have policies relating to confidentiality disposal of information and the storing of information.

 

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

 

Information must be stored securely, in a way that the information can only be accessed by authorized persons. Some information needs to be kept for a certain length of time after which it must be destroyed. Information must be destroyed in a secure way to ensure confidentiality. For example, data containing information about service users that is no longer needed must be shredded. Service users may have access to any information in their files.

 

2.1 Describe features of manual and electronic information storage systems that help ensure security

 

Manual storage systems can be kept secure by keeping them in a locked room or by placing a padlock or coded device on it. Electronic storage systems can be kept secure by adding software that password protects its contents. In more advanced systems, only authorized people can use the system with fingerprint or facial recognition software.
 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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