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Title: Code of Conduct


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Code of Conduct
C O D E OF C O N D U C T
A L D I C O T T
  • for handling personal identifiable information

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C O D E OF C O N D U C T
A L D I C O T T
CODE OF CONDUCT
  • Background to Caldicott
  • ? Caldicott Principles
  • ? Definitions
  • How can confidentiality
  • be breached?
  • ? Disciplinary proceedings
  • and the law
  • ? Agreement to be signed

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C O D E OF C O N D U C T
A L D I C O T T
Common Law Duty of Confidence All NHS bodies
and those carrying out functions on behalf of
the NHS have a common law duty to support
professional ethical standards of
confidentiality. Everyone working for or with
the NHS who records, handles, stores or otherwise
comes across information that is capable of
identifying an individual patient, has a personal
common law duty of confidence to patients and to
his or her employer. Department of Health
HSG(96)18
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C O D E OF C O N D U C T
A L D I C O T T
The Caldicott Committees Report on the Review
of Patient-identifiable Information
All staff in the NHS need to be aware of their
responsibilities for safeguarding
confidentiality and preserving information
security.  
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C O D E OF C O N D U C T
A L D I C O T T
The Caldicott Guardian is responsible for
overseeing access to patient information. There
is a Caldicott Guardian for each NHS
organisation. The name of your Guardian is ?
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C O D E OF C O N D U C T
A L D I C O T T
6 Caldicott Principles
Justify the purpose Only use when absolutely
necessary Use the minimum that is
required Access should be on a strict need to
know basis Everyone should be aware of their
responsibilities Understand and comply with the
law
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C O D E OF C O N D U C T
A L D I C O T T
The Data Protection Act 1998 relates to
personal information about living individuals
in whatever form
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C O D E OF C O N D U C T
A L D I C O T T
Freedom of Information Act 2000
Human Rights Act 1998
Computer Misuse Act 1990
BS7799
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C O D E OF C O N D U C T
A L D I C O T T
Is there another way he can be identified?
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C O D E OF C O N D U C T
A L D I C O T T
Personal identifiable information?
  • Name
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Postcode
  • Sex
  • Occupation
  • National Insurance number
  • NHS number
  • Ethnic Group
  • Local identifier
  • (e.g. hospital or GP Practice number)

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C O D E OF C O N D U C T
A L D I C O T T
Who is an unauthorised person?
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C O D E OF C O N D U C T
A L D I C O T T
What is transfer of information
Giving a document to a colleague
making a telephone call
passing information held on computer
sending a fax
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C O D E OF C O N D U C T
A L D I C O T T
Back in 5 mins
Room security and work areas
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C O D E OF C O N D U C T
A L D I C O T T
Personal information left unattended
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C O D E OF C O N D U C T
A L D I C O T T
Transfer of information
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C O D E OF C O N D U C T
A L D I C O T T
Indiscreet conversations
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C O D E OF C O N D U C T
A L D I C O T T
Sending a fax
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C O D E OF C O N D U C T
A L D I C O T T
Safeguarding electronic information
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C O D E OF C O N D U C T
A L D I C O T T
Incorrect use of E-mail
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C O D E OF C O N D U C T
A L D I C O T T
Whose information?
Handle with care
ITS YOURS
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