This engaging NHS and Social Care-specific course will provide an overview of Health Records Management. It will enable a learner to understand what a Health Record is, what the legal implications are and the best practice in records management. It will also give an understanding of patients' access to records, electronic health records and retention and disposal of records. Having completed the course learners will be able to explain why it is important to an organisation, describe the main areas of legislation and regulation, explain what needs to be done and be in a position to promote best practice within your organisation.
The course is structured into a number of engaging learning activities which guide the learner through each topic. These modules are supported by graphics, animations and a range of knowledge challenges which not only help with the retention of information but which are constantly reinforcing key messages. Once the learning element of the course has been completed the learner will be directed to the quiz section where his/her understanding will be put to the test.
This Virtual College course contains:
- Learning Objectives
- Legal Obligations
- General Principles of Record Keeping
- Patient Access to Health Records
- Electronic Health Records
- Retention and Disposal
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 1 hour. 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.