Information Governance & Data Security

in Health & Social Care

This course is vital for anyone who works in the health or social care who works with or can access personal, confidential and sensitive information.

Course description

This course will help to ensure that people working with patient or service user information are aware of their responsibilities under the law to keep it safe and secure and share it appropriately.

  • Gives an overview of the General Data Protection Regulation and its overarching principles for record writing, storage and sharing
  • Defines confidentiality, data protection, freedom of information and subject access requests
  • Identifies and discusses examples of good and poor information governance including confidentiality, the Caldicott principles, data protection, freedom of information, and how to handle subject access requests
  • Describes the principles of good record keeping, keeping records secure and the correct retention and disposal periods
  • Explains what an organisation must do to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation
  • Gives an overview of the Freedom of Information Act, its principles and how it affects data protection
  • Explains the responsibilities of those working in health and social care, including confidentiality and types of consent, ethical and legal dilemmas and how to share information appropriately.

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Key features and benefits

Price £27.00 excl. VAT

Max. Duration 3 hours

Target Audience Health

  • This course is level 2 (as graded against the nationally accepted levels for training courses)
  • Delivers 3 CPD credits
  • 70% pass mark
  • This course is enhanced with a narration feature for accessibility purposes
  • Additional resources for further learning and printable modules for future reference
  • This course has been mapped to the Care Certificate and the CSTF for health.