GDPR will have no direct impact on residents of care homes but care homes will hold a great deal of confidential information about residents relating to health and social care and all other aspects of their life. The residents and their families would want almost all of that information to be held in absolute confidence by the care home.
So although there will be no direct impact on the resident, the home will have to be able to demonstrate that they have complied with GDPR and that all data is stored securely and is only available to be seen by people who need to see it.
I hope this is helpful.
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Sheila Scott OBE from National Care Association (NCA). Care is Sheila’s life; she possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a nursing professional, the owner and manager of a care business and as a leader in the care sector.
Sheila will try to answer as many of your questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.
Please note that Sheila can not offer answers to matters requiring legal advice. If your matter concerns a specific service provider, please contact the CQC.
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