Privacy Policy

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust website does not store or capture personal information, but logs the user's IP address that is automatically recognised by the web server. We do not use cookies for collecting user information and we will not collect any information about you except that required for system administration of our web server.

If you use our online forms, where applicable, the system will record your email address and other information if volunteered to us by you. This shall be treated as confidential and will not be passed onto any third parties, unless it is necessary for your particular enquiry. Your volunteered details may be used for internal review and to notify you about updates about Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust.

Privacy Notice - How we use your information

This privacy notice tells you what to expect when Barnet Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (the Trust) collects personal information. It applies to information we collect from people accessing our services.

The Trust collects your personal information to ensure that you receive proper care and treatment and to meet certain statutory obligations. This information is kept, together with details of your care, because it may be needed if you require treatment again.

Ways in which your information may be used to help the NHS

  • Ensure our services meet patient needs in the future
  • Investigate legal claims, complaints or untoward incidents
  • Monitor clinical practice
  • Provide anonymised statistics on the NHS performance and activity
  • Undertake research and development
  • Train and educate our staff
  • Audit accounts and services within the NHS
  • Research, to support the health of the general public

Your information may sometimes be disclosed as a requirement of the law, for example monitoring ethnicity. Your information may also be disclosed to other non-NHS organisations you may be receiving care from. All NHS staff have a legal duty to maintain confidentiality. Non-NHS staff who have received information from us, also have a duty to keep it confidential. The Trust would only share information about you when there is a genuine need, enabling us to work together for your benefit.

Read the Protecting Your Information leaflet for more details on how we use your information.

Cookie policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

We do not make use of cookies to collect any private or personally identifiable information.

The technical platform of this website, does use cookies solely to aid the proper technical functioning of the website. The cookies used in this website does not collect or disclose any personal information about you as a visitor.

In compliance with EU legislation, the following table lists the use of cookies on this web site:

Cookie Name

Purpose

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useTextOnly

This is used to store whether you are in textOnly mode or not.

Persistent for three months.

N/A

setString

This is used to store user preferences for viewing sites in textOnly mode e.g. font-size and colour.

Persistent for one month.

N/A

SKSession

This cookie has two functions.

Firstly it serves as a session cookie for extranet users. Without this cookie, an extranet user will have to login to each individual page in the extranet.

It also enables us to track the pages that a user visits while they navigate around the site.

N/A

AcceptCookies

This is used to store whether you have agreed to receive cookies.

Persistent for one year.

N/A

Google Analytics

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

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