What does the Data Protection act say in terms of confidentiality?
Any personal information must be
a) used for its stated purpose
b) kept secure
What does the Human Rights Act say in terms of confidentiality?
Everyone has a right to have their private lives respected i.e info kept confidential
Patients have a right to ___ their own records.
What is required to share patient records?
Under what circumstances can you share patient information without their consent?
Belief that patient is being neglected or abused
Wider public health e.g informing DVLA of inability to drive
Law - court order, police etc.
What must you do if you release patient info to someone?
Provide as little info as possible
Take note of what has been disclosed, who it was disclosed to and why
What system records a lot of information re: diabetes patients in Scotland?
What is a patient's CHI number?
Community health index number
Every patient cared for by the NHS has one to uniquely identify them
Why does SCI-DC work well?
Diabetes patients cared for by a number of professionals - information shared between them
The information kept in electronic health records is very useful for ___.
What is Caldicott Guardian?
People employed by the NHS who are responsible for protecting patient confidentiality
The information in the SCI-DC database is used to produce a diabetes ___ every year.
"Scottish Diabetes Survey"