This engaging NHS and Social Care-specific module will provide an overview of the principles of adopting confidentiality within an organisation. It will enable a learner to understand why confidentiality is important and what the four key requirements of the confidentiality model are. It will also give the learner an appreciation of the circumstances in which it may be necessary to disclose confidential information, when to seek consent and understand their role in creating a confidential service.
Having completed the course learners will be able to explain why it is important to an organisation, describe the main areas of legislation and regulation, explain what needs to be done and be in a position to promote best practice within your organisation.
This Virtual College course is structured into a number of engaging learning activities which guide the learner through each topic. It is supported by graphics, animations and a range of knowledge challenges which not only help with the retention of information but which are constantly reinforcing key messages.
Once the learning element of the course has been completed the learner will be directed to the quiz section where his/her understanding will be put to the test.
- Welcome and Learning Objectives
- What is Confidentiality?
- The Confidentiality Model
- Disclosing & Using Confidential Patient Information
- Seeking Consent
- You and Confidentiality
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.
Approximately 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.
Anyone working in the NHS. As information governance is a key issue all employees should know about how to handle patient-identifiable information within an organisation. It is also appropriate to all Public Sector bodies including Education, Council, Police, Fire and Government.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.