Sheila will try to answer as many of your English Social Care questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.
How will GDPR affect us in Care Homes?
How will the GDRP affect us in care homes?
Thank you for your very important question.
This is a matter that has to be taken very seriously and it isn't just a matter for care homes, it is a matter for every business in this country.
It is however particularly important for any care provider as you will hold a great deal of personal information about the people you care for and the staff who you employ and how you manage that information is going to become increasingly important.
You should begin by looking at the website of the Information Commissioner.
On 25 May 2018, most processing of personal data by organisations will have to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation.
There are two useful guides on the website which you can find here:
There are several blogs on the QCS website about GDPR and if you are a customer of QCS there are all the policies and procedures you would need to use to make sure that you are compliant.
If any further useful information emerges about GDPR in the next six weeks and beyond I will be sure to tell you about it through this column.
There is also information about GDPR on the Skills for Care website.
Please come back to me if I can be of more assistance.
What would you like to ask Sheila?
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.