Information Governance Training
This Information Governance training is designed to help those who work in health or social care settings understand their data protection responsibilities.
The course explains the types of personal information workers may be required to handle, how to process this information fairly and in accordance with the law, how to keep accurate records, and how to share personal information in an appropriate and secure manner. By the end of the course, learners will understand the key laws surrounding information governance and know how to follow the best practice guidelines.
- Developed by a qualified legal professional
- Accredited by CPD
- Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
- Full audio voiceover
- Approximate Duration: 2 hours
- On completion, certificate is posted the next working day
Who Should Take This Course?
This Information Governance course is suitable for anyone who works in health and social care. This includes employees at all levels, as everyone in all types of care settings has a responsibility to keep personal information up-to-date, secure and confidential.
This is an introductory data security course and no pre-requisite knowledge is required.
On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working
day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.
All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming
to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 2 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.
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The course is divided into 5 accessible, interactive modules and includes an assessment at the end:
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- Identifying and Understanding Information – what is information governance and why is it important in the care sector? Data myths, which organisations are responsible for information governance, why it’s important to identify sensitive and confidential information, reasons for processing information, fair processing, individual rights, and where information is found.
- Main Legislative and Other Provisions – the Human Rights Act, the Freedom of Information Act, common law duty of confidentiality, the Care Act, the Health and Social Care (Quality and Safety) Act, the Mental Capacity Act, the Data Protection Act, and the GDPR.
- Information Sharing – the Caldicott Principles 2013, sharing in health and social care, Care Act guidance, consent, the Mental Capacity Act, if someone refuses permission to share information, sharing confidential information with others, data sharing and GDPR, and data sharing concerns.
- Record Keeping and Processing – general considerations, record keeping policy, records associated with care settings, surveillance cameras, how to record information, ICO and CQC expectations, data privacy impact assessments, data processing records, record management, disposal of documents, and transporting information and mobile data.
- When Things Go Wrong – duty of candour, complaints, grievances and whistleblowing, data breaches, training, policies and procedures, and useful resources.
Aims of the Course
By the end of this course, learners will:
- Understand why information governance is important.
- Be aware of the key laws and standards relating to information governance.
- Understand the best practice guidelines relating to information governance, including confidentiality, information sharing and data protection.
- Understand the importance of good and secure record keeping.
- Be aware of the key principles of record security, the methods used to ensure security, and how security breaches should be managed.
The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will
be asked 10 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 90%. The
answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed.
If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with
no extra charge.