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Adult Mental Health Services Privacy Notice

Who we may share your information with

We may need to share the personal information you have given to us or we’ve collected about you with partner organisations where relevant to the individual and / or their care provision. These include but are not limited to:

  • health including – GPs, hospitals, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)
  • care homes
  • independent best interest assessors and mental health assessors
  • representatives who will act on your behalf should you lack the capacity to make decisions regarding your care;  including but not limited to:
    • Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA)
    • those with Lasting Power of Attorney
    • Court Appointed Deputy
    • nominated representative/nearest family member
    • other family members who have an interest in your mental health and care
    • Court of Protection
  • appropriate adult/children’s social care team(s) including safeguarding
  • police
  • other Worcestershire County Council services as appropriate including Legal Services

We do have specific data sharing agreements in place with local agencies and sometimes the law requires that we may have to pass your details on to a third party, for example, to prevent crime.

Information will only ever be shared when it is strictly necessary to help us provide effective services and you may have the right to refuse. We will not pass it onto any other parties unless required to do so by law or in all reasonable circumstances the disclosure is fair and warranted for the purposes of processing or subject to a legal data protection exemption.

Statistical, anonymised data is shared with NHS Digital and other Worcestershire County Council services.