The Role of Law, Ethics, Policy and Regulation in Health and Social Care

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The Role of Law, Ethics,Policy and Regulation inHealth and Social Care
Table of ContentsThe role of law, ethics, policy and regulation in Health and Social care........................................1INTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1P1 Describing how the legislature, executive and judiciary set the legal and policy landscapefor health and social care practitioners........................................................................................1P2 Summarizing the key features of legislation, statutory guidance, codes of practice andnational and organizational policy.............................................................................................2CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................4REFERENCES................................................................................................................................6
The role of law, ethics, policy and regulation in Health and Social care.INTRODUCTIONThe legislative, judiciary and executive are all the major pillars of United Kingdom'sParliament. All the three branches integrate together to shape the legal laws and regulations inthe country. All the three branches have separate duties and responsibilities at different areas inorder to promote justice and equality in the society. The current essay will focus on the legalframework of health and social care practitioners and the way in which it is affected by statutoryguidance, code of practice and national organizational policy.P1Describing how the legislature, executive and judiciary set the legal and policy landscape forhealth and social care practitioners.It is imperative for the health and social practitioners to operate within a legal and ethicalframework to ensure a smooth working in the organization. There are several legislative,judiciary and executive acts to protect the rights of service users and staff members.The role of legislative, executive and judiciary in UK system of government are asfollows:Legislature:It is the branch of government that debates and passes a law or set of lawsin the parliament of the United Kingdom (Leyland,2016). The legislature is further divided intoseparate houses namely House of commons and House of lords. The majority of the power isheld by house of commons whereas the house of lords has a very little legislative authority.The major role of legislative branch is to pass a bill or reject it in the parliament and to act asa bridge between the public and the government by deliberately discussing all the issues ofnational importance and expressing the public opinion. Moreover, the legislature also has theduty to control the finances in United Kingdom by preparation of adequate budget and allocatingfunds to executives and judicial branches(Krachler, and Greer, 2015). The legislative branchimplemented various laws related to health and safety of people like health and social care act,2012, mental health act, 2007, the health and safety at work act, 1974 and several others. Theselaws and regulations have played a huge role in the overall growth and development of thecountry and has provided various benefits to the people of London.Executive:The executive power in the UK is exercised by Queen Elizabeth II and othernational authorities like the Scottish government, the Welsh Assembly government and Northern1
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