diploma in health & social care level 2 knowledge learning outcomes mandatory units Unit Cu2470 Understand the need for secure handling of information in health and social care settings |Identify the legislation that relates to the recording, storage and sharing of information in health and social care (1. 1) | | | | | |The legislation relating to this are, | |CQC standards regulation 20 personal records remain confidential. |Data Protection Act 1998 | | | |Explain why it is important to have secure systems for recording and storing information in a health and social care setting | |(1. ) | | | | | |It is vital that the company that is providing the health and social care to individuals has a secure system set in place to | |record personal information as it will be needed for a number of different reasons. It is also the law to document and record | |this information so it should also be done to comply with legislation it must also protect confidentiality.

Prevent identity | |theft and also maintain the rights of individuals. The information must also be accessible for those who need it. | Know how to access support for handling information |Describe how to access guidance, information and advice about handling information (2. 1) | | | |read Policies and Procedures file, attend training, speak to Team Manager, speak with work colleagues, research on websites | | | |Explain hat actions to take when there are concerns over the recording, storing or sharing of information (2. 2) | | | |Delete, and keep hard copy, carefully filed, of the important stuff. On your computer, keep an up-to-date index of what is in | |your hard-copy file. If you use titles only, that should do. If you're really paranoid, use randomly selected titles that have| |NOTHING to do with the content. |A breach of confidentiality and or the privacy act, contact the relevant or authority involved, if this is a serious situation| |resulting in the detrimental sharing or misuse of personal information | | | | | | |