Body worn camera images

United Lincolnshire hospital Trust (ULHT) uses body worn cameras in order to protect staff and others when dealing with members of public, patients, visitors and staff. 

For full and further information on how the Trust processes personal data in general visit: Fair processing notice (

Purposes for processing

United Lincolnshire hospital Trust (ULHT) uses body worn cameras in order to protect staff and others when dealing with members of public, patients, visitors and staff.  This is in situations where they are deemed useful in preventing and detecting crime, disorder, anti-social behaviour and the fear of crime by helping provide a safer environment for people who work for the trust, our patients, and visitors or where there is an ongoing need to capture images or speech for evidential purposes.

Any use of body worn cameras is governed by policies and procedures, and conducted in accordance with the law. ULHT do not continuously record using body worn cameras and only utilise such technology where there is a legitimate need to do so.

In the event body worn cameras are in operation, operators will take reasonable steps to make sure those being captured in footage are made aware recording is taking place.

Legal basis for processing personal data

The applicable legal basis for processing personal data, is:

(e) Public Task: the processing is necessary to perform a task in the public interest or for official functions, and the task or function has a clear basis in law.

In this instance the legislation that informs this processing is as follows,

  • Section 163 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994
  • Crime and Disorder Act 1998
  • Criminal Procedures and Investigations Act 1996
  • Protection of Freedoms Act 2012
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

Depending upon the individual circumstances one or more of the above lawful basis for processing may be applied.

Human Rights Act 1998: Article 6 provides the right to a fair trial. All images captured through the use of a body worn camera have the potential to be used in court proceedings and must be safeguarded in the same way as other evidence. Article 8 of the Act concerns the right for private and family life, home and correspondence. Any recorded conversation between individuals should always be regarded as private and users of body worn cameras will ensure that they refrain from recording anything which is beyond necessary with respect to a confrontational situation.

Legal basis for processing special categories of personal data

The legal basis for processing your special categories of personal data, is:

(g) Processing is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest.

Who we might share with

  • Police Forces
  • With members of the public and staff under very strict Data Protection or Freedom of Information conditions

Your rights

You have certain rights under the law in relation to Body Worn Cameras including:

  • To be informed via Privacy Notices such as this.
  • Right of access to any personal information the Trust holds about yourself.

If you want to exercise these rights then you can do so by contacting:

Information Governance Department
Lincoln County Hospital
Greetwell Road Lincoln LN2 5QY

Or email: [email protected]

To ensure we can deal with your request efficiently you will need to include your name and address, proof of identity (a copy of driving licence, passport or two different utility bills that display name and address), and as much detail as possible regarding your request e.g. date and location of recording.