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1

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

2

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

3

Patients have a right to ___ their own records.

access

4

What is required to share patient records?

Their consent

5

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.

6

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

7

What system records a lot of information re: diabetes patients in Scotland?

SCI-DC

8

What is a patient's CHI number?

Community health index number

Every patient cared for by the NHS has one to uniquely identify them

9

Why does SCI-DC work well?

Diabetes patients cared for by a number of professionals - information shared between them

10

The information kept in electronic health records is very useful for ___.

research

11

What is Caldicott Guardian?

People employed by the NHS who are responsible for protecting patient confidentiality

12

The information in the SCI-DC database is used to produce a diabetes ___ every year.

report

"Scottish Diabetes Survey"