As part of my HNC assignment. I will look to explain the requirements and current standards of regulations for professionals within health and social care sectors, I will focus primarily on the nursing profession with the discussion of social workers. Professional education and registration When looking at professional education both nurses and social workers require degree level education, however, there are differences in the entry requirements for each and both courses differ in length. Regardless, of what type of nursing you want to do a student nurses study for 3 years in total, the entry requirement for the BSc nursing courses are BBC in higher education. (Gcu.ac.uk, 2017). On Successful completion of the course, students are …show more content…
Professional values can be found within the new national care standards; it is important when providing services that social worker treat individuals with dignity and respect, show compassion, ensure the privacy of the clients and provide choice to the individuals. (Newcarestandards.scot, 2017) Codes of conduct The NMC were set up by the UK government in 2002 to regulate nursing and midwifery professionals in the UK, the main aim of the NMC is the protection of the public. The NMC’s revised code became effective in 2015, the code sets out standards for good practice and behaviour that all nurses and midwives adhere to. The new Code puts patients and service users at the heart of practice with the intention of better protecting the public. (Nmc.org.uk, 2015). The SSSC provides both social care workers and employers with codes of practice, these codes provide guidance and standards to which workers and employers should meet. Forming from the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001, the SSSC was established with an aim of protecting the user of services and setting standards that professionals are required to adhere to. (User, 2017) Continuing professional development (CPD) CPD is a legal requirement for all Health and Social care professionals, not only is it a requirement for registration, it also improves and develops skills and knowledge needed to maintain standards and provide the best quality of care. CPD is part of the new NMC revalidation process which
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How legislation, policies and procedures relate to health, safety and security in a health and social care setting and how legislation, policies and procedures promote safety of individuals in a health and social care setting.
M1) Describe how health and safety legislation, policies and procedures promote of individuals in a health or social care setting
As a Health care worker I work in accordance with the Care Standard Act 2000, Codes of Practice and conduct, with the Legal and Organisational requirements, and procedures.
One of the central codes of practice in health and social care has been provided by the GSCC and it sets standards of practice and behaviour for staff working in that field, including standards
Legislations/codes of practice relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work setting are: The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974; Riddor 1995, COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health); Manual Handling operations regulations 1992; Health And Safety (First aid regulations 1981); Fire protection (Workplace) Regulations 1997; Food Safety Act 1990; Personal Protective Equipment and Management of Health and safety at work regulations 1999.
My own work is influenced by national factors such and codes of practice, national occupational standards and legislation and government initiatives so that we the best quality of care and support to our clients. It is very important to understand and acknowledge all policies and rules so that you can do your job correctly and professionally. If we didn’t following these codes of practice then the level of care would be poor and people wouldn’t understand or know what good quality of care is.
Health and social care workers also will need to have a clear understanding of their legal position, and the morals and ethics that form the basis of their best interests. In such legislation and professional codes of practice can provide valuable guidance for the health and social care worker.
The commitment to act ethically is an essential aspect of social work due to the effect it can have on the quality of the service offered to those who engage with us. Through group discussions in our foundations of social work practice I have become extremely ethically aware and now will always seek to ascertain and respect, as far as possible, each individual’s preferences, wishes and involvement in decision making. From discussions with my fellow classmates I have learnt to strive to respect and uphold the values and principles of the profession by making sure I promote and work towards the code of ethics wherever possible. This in turn enables me act in a reliable, honest and trustworthy manner having worked closely with service users in a professional setting and learned of their good and bad experiences with practitioners through the service user experience we undertook in class. I believe I am now in a good position to apply the social work ethical principles to my professional practice, in a way that seeks to empower my service users and enable me to emulate the best practice. In addition from reading social work journals and staying on top of news regarding the profession more generally I am knowledgeable about the value base of social work as a profession .
The second category of provisions relates to the nurse’s responsibility to maintain their own proficiency and health environments, delegate appropriately, preserve integrity, and keep their practice and competence current. It is crucial that nurses are proficient and maintain competency in order to deliver high quality care to patients. "The virtue of professional competence calls for continual professional growth and a commitment to lifelong learning. You must practice nursing that’s evidence-based, be knowledgeable about the scope and standards of nursing practice, and have the necessary skills to perform nursing tasks effectively” [ (Lachman, 2008, p. 44) ].
1.2 – understand the professional qualities and values needed by a social care professional – anaylse the main differences between this role and that of others, professionals and non-professionals, working in the sector.
The NMC has a code of professional conduct, standard for conduct, performance and ethics, the code clearly states the need for nurses, midwives as well as special community public health nurses to maintain their professional knowledge and competence in order to deliver care based on current evidence, best practice and where applicable (NMC 2004, p.10). Hence, nursing profession is regulated by the NMC which has
In this Assignment, we will be looking at and discussing how the Nursing Midwifery Council’s Code (NMC) can guide the provision of person centred nursing care. What is the NMC’s Code? NMC Code is a list of professional requirements that which the nurses and midwives needs to adhere in order to practice in United Kingdom. This Code also helps the nurses and midwives to maintain their professional standards throughout their career. The Code is divided into four important sections. The sections are Prioritise people, Practise effectively and Preserve safety and Promote professionalism and trust (NMC 2015).
1.0 Summary This report is on the comparisons and contrasts of the principles of regulation between a nurse and social work. A nurse is an individual who’s trained to care for somebody at any age who is vulnerable, sick, mentally ill and needing medical attention. A social worker is someone who helps people from birth to adulthood to improve their living conditions by working with the person and/or family to achieve this. During this report the comparisons and contrasts between professional education and registration, principles of the care profession, continuous professional development, the framework of clinical governance within the care sector, the codes of conduct, parameters that occur within the professional practice and the ethical issues and professional boundaries will be discussed in this report.