What action to take when there are concerns over the recording storing or sharing of information?

What action to take when there are concerns over the recording storing or sharing of information?

Any concerns about the recording and storing processes for information should be shared with a senior staff member. You have a duty to protect the confidentiality of the individuals you care for. If you find confidential documents you must return them immediately to the secure storage point.

What would you do if you were aware that agreed ways of working has not been followed?

If you become aware that agreed ways of working are not being followed, it is very important to report it to the relevant person. Usually, this will be your line manager. You have a duty of care to the individuals you support and a responsibility to your employer to report any bad practices.

Why is it important to follow agreed ways of working when recording and sharing information related to care of an individual?

Why is there a need to have Agreed Ways of Working and Legislation Regarding the Recording, Storing and Sharing of Information. It also ensures that the organisations in which we work can be accountable for the work we do with individuals and how the information is being stored and used.

What is the legislation that relates to the recording storage and sharing of information?

The Data Protection Act 2018 repeals and replaces the Data Protection Act 1998 and implements the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This is the primary piece of legislation that relates to the recording, storage and sharing of information in care settings and beyond.

What can I do to protect information in care?

Your employer will have agreed ways of working in place to protect information. Those in relation to electronic information will include having a computer firewall and password protection. Passwords should only be shared with those who have permission to access the information concerned.

What are the good practices of handling information in care settings?

* Use passwords on computers and files, frequently change passwords * Lock the computer when leaving the desk * Lock confidential papers in a cabinet * Only unlock cabinets when they are needed * Shred confidential paper waste * Ensure that telephone calls cannot be overheard * Meetings should be conducted in a …

How do you maintain confidentiality in health and social care?

How is confidentiality maintained in health and social care

  1. Ensuring that sensitive conversations are only held in private spaces.
  2. Recording and accessing only necessary and relevant information.
  3. Changing log-ins and passwords necessary and keeping security measures and programs up to date for IT systems.

How will you demonstrate a duty of care in your role?

Duty of Care is defined simply as a legal obligation to: always act in the best interest of individuals and others. not act or fail to act in a way that results in harm. act within your competence and not take on anything you do not believe you can safely do.

When caring for a person what information should be recorded?

Keeping records

  • the person’s name, date of birth and weight (if under 16 years or frail)
  • the names of the medicines being prescribed.
  • the strength of the medicines and the amount of the medicine or dose.
  • how the medicines should be taken or used and how often.

How do you handle confidentiality in your work care assistant?

All confidential information about a client should be treated respectfully and their rights to confidentiality should be respected at all times. Confidential information about a client should be shared by a care team only when it is necessary for the safety and wellbeing of the client.

What are the legal requirements for recording information?

the recording is carried out promptly, and is accurate and factual. the recording keeps in mind the person’s needs for dignity and confidentiality, ie it should never be abusive, judgmental or libellous.

What legislation is related to handling of information?

The Data Protection Act The Data Protection Act (1998) makes provision for the regulation of the processing of information relating to individuals, including the obtaining, holding, use or disclosure of such information.