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Adult Mental Health Services Privacy Notice

Personal information collected and lawful basis

The Adult Mental Health Service processes personal information which is relevant to individual cases but may include some but is not limited to:

  • personal details – e.g. name/date of birth/address/family details; in cases where the customer lacks the mental capacity this will also include name and contact details of a relative/appointed representative and/or those with Lasting power of Attorney
  • contact information – e.g. telephone numbers/email address
  • personal reference numbers – National Insurance number, NHS number, Care System unique customer number
  • employment details
  • family details – where client lacks capacity name, contact details of nearest relative/holder of Lasting Power of Attorney
  • financial details/benefits details – for financial assessment and care funding purposes
  • lifestyle and social circumstances
  • opinions and decisions
  • records of complaints
  • personal appearance and behaviour

We may also process some sensitive (special category) information, which is relevant to individual cases, for providing mental health services, which may include but is not limited to:

  • physical and/or mental health details
  • racial or ethnic origin
  • religious or other beliefs
  • offences (including alleged offences), criminal proceedings, outcomes and sentences
  • political affiliation/opinions
  • sexual orientation

The lawful basis for processing personal information is:

  • necessary for a task in the public interest under our official authority under the following legislation:
    • Mental Health Act 1983/2007
    • Mental Capacity Act 2005
    • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards 2009
    • Care Act 2014

The lawful basis for processing sensitive personal data is:

  • necessary for the purposes of preventive or occupational medicine, for the assessment of the working capacity of the employee, medical diagnosis, the provision of health or social care or treatment or the management of health or social care systems and services