Scenario: Following a very lengthy and detailed inspection, the health and social care setting you work at has been asked to review their approaches to the handling and storage of information, with a specific focus on personal and confidential information. Instructions: You are required to develop a presentation and supporting report to be used for staff training. Your presentation and notes should: • Id

OTHM LEVEL 3 FOUNDATION DIPLOMA IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE | ASSIGNMENT BRIEFS
EFFECTIVE HANDLING OF INFORMATION IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL
Unit Reference Number L/618/5294
Unit Title Effective Handling of Information in Health and Social Care Settings
Unit Level 3
Number of Credits 10
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) 20
Total Qualification Time 100
Mandatory / Optional Mandatory
Unit Grading Structure Pass / Fail

Unit Aims

The aim of this unit is to consider issues of confidentiality and ethical practice relating to the completion, storage and use of information. The unit also covers the knowledge and skills needed to implement and promote good practice in recording, sharing, storing and accessing information.

Learning Outcomes – the learner will: Assessment Criteria – the learner can:
1. Understand handling of information practice requirements in health and social care settings 1.1 Identify legislation and codes of practice that relate to handling of information in health and social care.
1.2 Explain the legal requirements and codes of practice for handling of information in health and social care.
2. Understand good practice in handling of information. 2.1 Describe how manual and electronic information storage systems are securely maintained.
2.2 Describe practices that ensure security when storing and accessing information.
2.3 Explain the importance of maintaining records that are up to date, complete, accurate and legible.
3. Understand practices relating to confidentiality. 3.1 Explain the meaning of the term confidentiality.
3.2 Discuss how to maintain and promote confidentiality in day-to-day communication.
3.3 Describe the potential tension between maintaining an individual’s confidentiality and disclosing information.

Guidance:
You will summarise your findings in a portfolio of evidence to include a guidance document and a briefing report.
The portfolio of evidence you produce should contain the proof that you have attained, and can apply, the knowledge, skills and behaviours defined in the required standard.

Scenario:
Following a very lengthy and detailed inspection, the health and social care setting you work at has been asked to review their approaches to the handling and storage of information, with a specific focus on personal and confidential information.
Instructions:
You are required to develop a presentation and supporting report to be used for staff training.

Your presentation and notes should:
• Identify legislation and codes of practice that relate to handling of information in health and social care.
• Explain the legal requirements and codes of practice for handling of information in health and social care.
• Describe how manual and electronic information storage systems are securely maintained.
• Describe practices that ensure security when storing and accessing information.
• Explain the importance of maintaining records that are up to date, complete, accurate and legible.
• Explain the meaning of the term confidentiality.
• Discuss how to maintain and promote confidentiality in day-to-day communication.
• Describe the potential tension between maintaining an individual’s confidentiality and disclosing information.

Delivery and Submission:
1x Presentation file and speaker notes (500 words) and accompanying report – (1500 words) excluding diagrams, references, and appendices.

Evidence to be submitted:
• Presentation file and speaker notes – 500 words
• Accompanying Report – 1500 words