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Name Type User consent
RCUK LMS User Policy Site policy Authenticated users
RCUK Code of Conduct Other policy [[policydocaudience3]]

Summary

The Resuscitation Council UK [RCUK] Learning Management System (LMS) User Policy

The Resuscitation Council UK [RCUK] maintains the Learning Management System (LMS) (www.lms.resus.org.uk). The RCUK is a registered charity, number 1168914 and its office is at 5th Floor Tavistock House North, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HR

By accessing the LMS, you agree to be bound by the system's user policy.

Full policy

  1. This LMS has a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate (a means of keeping information secure) and the RCUK is committed to keeping all personal details secure and confidential. When you register on the LMS the RCUK needs to obtain some personal information about you that is stored on our server. This information is in the nature of your name, employment details, training history and email address. This information allows the RCUK to:
    • Audit usage of the LMS
    • Conduct research regarding future training needs
    • Produce statistical information relating to the use of the LMS. This statistical information will not contain any personal identifying information.
  2. The personal details available on the LMS are strictly confidential. Course centre personnel agree to use the data obtained from the LMS in a fair and lawful manner solely for training and administrative purposes related to the RCUK. Course centre personnel agree not to sell individual information and not to share the information with any other organisation or individual unless the RCUK has given them prior written consent to do so.
  3. On receipt of bona fide requests for information from authorised bodies such as NHS Trusts or employment agencies, in relation to confirmation of a data subject's course attendance or qualification the RCUK shall disclose whether or not the data subject has undertaken the training in question, whether or not they hold a valid RCUK certificate and the dates on which they attended courses or obtained certificates.
  4. Because the internet structure is global, and it is not possible to predict the routes that information is sent over the internet will take, the information you provide may be transferred temporarily via a route which takes it outside the European Economic Area as it passes between you and the RCUK. By submitting your information, you consent to this transfer.
  5. The LMS requires users to have cookies enabled. This is to manage session information while the user is logged in. These are temporary cookies rather than permanent ones, which mean that no critical or sensitive information is stored.
  6. The RCUK makes no warranty whatsoever, including, without limitation, that the operation of the LMS will be uninterrupted or error-free; that defects will be corrected, that the LMS, including the server that makes it available, is free of viruses, worms, trojan horses or other destructive items.
  7. The RCUK expressly disclaims any representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, including without limitation warranties of merchantability, fitness for any particular purpose, non-infringement, or as to the operation of the LMS or the content. The RCUK does not warrant or make any representations as to the security of the LMS. The RCUK does not warrant that the LMS or the servers which make the LMS available or electronic communications sent by the RCUK are free from viruses or any other harmful element."
  8. In no event shall the RCUK be liable for any direct, special, incidental, indirect or consequential damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the use of the LMS or any information contained in it. The RCUK shall not be liable under any circumstances for any personal injury, loss or damages that may arise from the use of information contained in the LMS however these might be caused. Anyone following the advice on the LMS does so entirely at their own risk.
  9. Links on the LMS give access to external websites that are not under the control of the RCUK. These external websites are not endorsed by the RCUK and the RCUK makes no warranties representations or undertakings nor accepts any liability or responsibility in connection with the content or use made of any website linked to the LMS.
  10. By using the LMS you agree to indemnify the RCUK and to keep the RCUK indemnified from and against any costs, claims, demands, expenses and liabilities suffered or incurred by the RCUK arising from or which is directly or indirectly related to your access to and/or use of the LMS and/or any other person’s use of the LMS where such person was able to access the LMS using your password.
  11. The RCUK reserves the right to vary these terms of use from time to time. Such changes will be posted on the homepage of the LMS. Your continued use of the LMS following the posting of any changes will mean you have accepted the changes.
  12. All design, text and graphics displayed on the LMS and the selection and arrangement thereof are copyright of the RCUK. In other cases material appears on the LMS with the specific consent of the relevant copyright owner. None of the content on the LMS may be copied or incorporated into any other website or other work of any kind, in any form whatsoever.
  13. All trademarks, product names, brand names, company names, titles, copyrights or logos cited herein are the trademarks, trade names or copyrights of their respective owners. No permission is given by the RCUK in respect of the use of any such trademarks, product names, brand names, company names, titles, copyrights or logos.

Summary

Resuscitation Council UK [RCUK] Code of Conduct

The Resuscitation Council UK [RCUK] recognises the contribution made to the organisation by all Instructors across all courses. The time and commitment given to teaching is valued by the organisation and there is an understanding of the value of this to the health care community and in particular to the chances of survival from cardiac arrest. However, to maintain the integrity and standard of all teaching there must be checks and balances in place which are clear and transparent to all concerned.

This Code of Conduct applies to all Instructors, Instructor Candidates, Instructor Potentials, Educators, administrators and those who otherwise assist on courses held under the auspices of the RCUK.

Full policy

  1. It is important that those accredited by RCUK to teach on its courses:
    • Fully understand that accreditation and continuing accreditation by RCUK is dependent on observing this Code as well as completing the necessary requirements for accreditation and re-certification
    • Ensure that courses approved by RCUK are run in accordance with its regulations currently in force using the manuals, e-modules and other materials so as to ensure that consistent standards of knowledge and skills are achieved
    • Behave at all times, while participating in courses, or social events related to the courses which are run under the auspices of the RCUK in a responsible manner and observe any other applicable professional codes of conduct
    • Co-operate with other Instructors, educators and administrators (the faculty) and recognise and respect their individual contributions
    • Avoid any abuse of their position
    • Operate within the social media environment according to the code of conduct of their professional registration body
    • Ensure monies claimed from course centres for travel, subsistence and accommodation, reflect expenses incurred as a result of teaching on their course and also understand that any amounts paid over and above (including honorariums) may be liable to income tax and national insurance contributions.
  2. RCUK has zero tolerance to all forms of discrimination. Those accredited by RCUK to teach on its courses must not discriminate, or make unfair judgments on grounds of race, colour, religion, gender, nationality, ethnic origins, language, age, political conviction, sexual orientation or disability.
  3. Any data collected during courses is confidential and those accredited by RCUK to teach on its courses must ensure that the information is kept confidential, and that candidate, instructor and/or centre confidentiality is not compromised. Any photographs must be taken only with the full informed consent of the subjects. Those accredited by RCUK to teach on its courses must adhere to appropriate data protection regulations.
  4. Any conduct which brings RCUK into disrepute, either through instructional or professional error, or misconduct, may result in the loss of accreditation by RCUK. Any relevant employer of the Instructor will be notified of this loss of accreditation.
  5. Any conduct which results in the suspension or loss of professional registration or other relevant accreditation with the General Medical Council (GMC), Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), General Dental Council (GDC), Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or any other professional body to which the RCUK in its absolute discretion consider relevant, or dismissal by an employer for gross misconduct will automatically result in the loss of accreditation by RCUK. A right of appeal shall, however, apply.
  6. Those accredited by RCUK must be of professional good-standing and must inform RCUK of any loss, or suspension of, his/her professional registration or employment.

The RCUK Code of Conduct is governed by English Law and will be kept under review. Any recommendations for change and improvement are welcomed by the Executive Committee and/or Board of Trustees.

References

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General Medical Council: Good Medical Practice

Nursing and Midwifery Council: The Code: Standards of conduct, performance and ethics for nurses and midwives

Health Care Professions Council: Standards of conduct, performance and ethics

General Dental Council: Standards for the Dental Team