UNIT 502

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Karen Snook Unit 502 Promote professional development 1. Understand the principles of professional development 1.1 Explain the importance of continually improving knowledge and practice. I feel it is important for me to continually improve my knowledge to make sure that I am aware of all the current health and social care standards, legislation, and guidelines for good practice as well as me following my company’s policies and procedures. The Nursing Midwifery Council code of conduct states: 9. Share your skills, knowledge and experience for the benefit of people receiving care and your colleagues. To achieve this, you must: 9.1 provide honest, accurate and constructive feedback to colleagues. www.nmc-ik.org I feel that any new and up…show more content…
The new law describes the types of activities which must be registered with CQC. Registration is a licence to operate CQC registers health and adult social care providers to deliver the activities if they are meeting essential standards of quality and safety. There are 16 principle essential standards of quality and safety. These are the standards everyone should be able to expect when they receive care. http://www.cqc.org.uk Care Act 2014: The Care Act replaces most current law regarding carers and people being cared for. It outlines the way in which local authorities should carry out carer’s assessments and needs assessments; how local authorities should determine who is eligible for support; the new obligations on local authorities; and how local authorities should charge for both residential care and community care. The Care Act is mainly for adults in need of care and support, and their adult carers. There are some provisions for the transition of children in need of care and support, parent carers of children in need of care and support, and young carers. However the main provisions for these groups (before transition) are in the Children and Families Act 2014 www.carersuk.org Mental Capacity Act: The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) is designed to protect and empower individuals who may lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions about their care and treatment. It is a law that applies to individuals aged 16 and over. Examples of people

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