Last month we highlighted Principle A, which deals with respecting clients' privacy, dignity, individuality and confidentiality. This month, we take a closer look at Principle B which covers respecting clients' rights.
Principle B: You must respect clients’ rights to be involved in decisions about their care
There are 8 parts to Principle B (B1 – B8). Parts B1 – B4 establishing communication, being considerate, providing information and getting consent. Parts B5 – B8 deal with respecting clients’ decisions, providing access to patient records in addition to maintaining and safekeeping of those records. Each part of Principle B is listed below:
- B1 – Establishing effective communication with clients
- B2 – Politeness and consideration
- B3 – Accurate, relevant and clear information: an essential part of consent
- B4 – Getting consent
- B5 – Respecting clients’ decisions
- B6 – Providing access to client records
- B7 – Maintaining client records
- B8 – Safekeeping of client records
The Code clearly defines all 8 parts including examples, circumstances, and guidance. In response to queries about the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and how they impact the safekeeping of client records, we emailed a briefing note to all registrants which can be found on our website here.
You can find The Code on our website here: https://www.cnhc.org.uk/code-conductregistrants.
To request a printed copy of The Code, please email email@example.com or call 020 3668 0406.