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Mental Health Minimum Data Set (MHMDS): GDPR information
Why and how we process your data in the Mental Health Minimum Data Set (MHMDS) and your rights.
|Controller||NHS Digital (in relation to processing the personal data) and NHS England (in relation to determining the purpose for processing the data through the issuing of a direction to NHS Digital).|
|How we use the information (processing activities)||
The Mental Health Minimum Data Set (MHMDS) collects information about adults who are in contact with providers of NHS funded Mental Health services in England. This information is to help improve care by mental health services in a way that improves mental health, reduces inequalities, and supports service improvement and the quality of the care provided. The data collected in MHMDS includes personal and demographic information, diagnoses including long term conditions and disabilities and mental health care events.
|Does this contain sensitive (special category) data such as health information?||Yes|
|Who are recipients of this data?||
Available via the Data Access Request Service (DARS) recipients are recorded in the Register of Approved Data Releases for these disseminations.
|Is data transferred outside the UK?||Not for the purposes of processing it by NHS Digital. It may be transferred outside of the UK if this is approved by NHS Digital through the DARS process for any particular dissemination.|
|How long the data is kept||20 years minimum from the date the data is received.|
|Our lawful basis for holding this data||Legal obligation|
|How can you withdraw your consent?||
Consent is not the basis for processing. Option available via National Data Opt out to stop your confidential patient information being used for research and planning.
|Is the data subject to decisions made solely by computers? (automated decision making)||No|
|Where does this data come from?||Providers of NHS funded mental health services in England.|
|The legal basis for collecting this data||
Legal obligation (Direction) and management of health and social care systems
Where NHS Digital uses this data
Why and how we process your data in the Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS), and your rights.
The Mental Health Minimum Data Set (MHMDS) was renamed Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Data Set (MHLDDS) following an expansion in scope (from September 2014) to include people in contact with learning disability services for the first time.