This module gives an overview of the Freedom of Information Act including what the act is all about, how it is implemented in the workplace and what controls apply. Most importantly it lets you know how Freedom of Information relates to your organisation and your workplace.
Having completed this Virtual College course, learners will be able to understand and explain why Freedom of information is important, who is responsible for the Act, explain the main areas of legislation and regulation, and how to promote best practice. Learners will be fully aware of the importance and means of safeguarding patient-identifiable information.
- Learning Objectives
- What is Information Security ?
- Managing the Risks
- Information Security and You
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.
Approximately 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.
Anyone working in the NHS. As information governance is a key issue all employees should know about how to handle patient-identifiable information within an organisation. It is also appropriate to all Public Sector bodies including Education, Council, Police, Fire and Government.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.