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Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS): GDPR information
Why and how we process your data in the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS), and your rights.
|How we use the information (processing activities)||Mental Health Service Dataset (MHSDS) concerns individuals who have contact with mental health or learning disabilities services. This is combined with Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES) data to monitor and improve the management of health and care services.|
|Does this contain sensitive (special category) data such as health information?||Yes|
|Who are recipients of this data?||
See the data release register for more details.
|Is data transferred outside the UK?||Within Europe|
|How long the data is kept||8 years minimum after no longer required|
|Our lawful basis for holding this data||Legal obligation|
|How can you withdraw your consent?||
Consent not the basis for processing
|Is the data subject to decisions made solely by computers? (automated decision making)||No|
|Where does this data come from?||Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES) dataset, Mental Health Service Dataset (MHSDS)|
|The legal basis for collecting this data||
Legal obligation (Direction) and management of health and social care systems
Where NHS Digital uses this data
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) is a data warehouse containing details of all admissions, outpatient appointments and A and E attendances at NHS hospitals in England.