[Note. The care service’s policy on access to records can be included as part of its general policy on records and record keeping or as a separate policy, which is described as follows. It should be used with reference to the Data Protection Policy].

Policy Statement

This policy sets out the values, principles and procedures underpinning this care provider’s approach to enabling service users to have access to their records and other information held by the service about them, and when third parties can have authorised access to a service user’s records.

It is written in line with Regulation 17: Good Governance of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities 2014) which requires care providers to have secure record keeping systems with policies on authorised access and sharing.

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