Privacy policy

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of anyone who uses our services including this website.

General Data Protection Regulation

In accordance with Data Protection requirements, we have a legal duty to protect any personal information we collect from you. We will only use your personal information for the purpose as described and we do not pass on your details to any third party unless you have given us permission to do so. You have a right to access your personal data and rectify any inaccuracies.

In addition to the uses made of information about you from your use of this website, there is a full privacy notice regarding LPFT’s use of your information and health records.

Website privacy policy

How we use cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

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

Our website uses cookies to monitor the site usage anonymously (provided by Google Analytics). This helps us to make improvements from time to time and provide a better experience to our site visitors.

Our cookies help us:

  • make our website work as you'd expect
  • anonymously track site usage
  • improve the speed/security of the site
  • continuously improve our website for you

We do not use cookies to:

  • collect any personal identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • pass data to advertising networks
  • pass personal identifiable data to third parties

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.

More about our cookies

We use cookies to compile anonymous visitor statistics, such as:

  • how many people have visited our website
  • how long visitors spend on our site
  • what type of system/technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies)
  • what page(s) they look at etc.

All of this information helps us to continuously make improvements to our website.

The cookies used on this website are listed below:

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Turn off cookies / accept or decline to use cookies

You can switch off the cookies by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so, however, will likely limit our ability to make further improvements for the visitors to our website.

We also have an option for you to "Reset cookies for this website". You can use this option to reset your previous choice and set your preferred option again i.e. Accept Cookies or Decline Cookies from this website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Print and PDF

Our website provides an option for "Print & PDF" on most of the content pages. This makes it easy for site users to print the relevant pages or save these as pdf files. The service is provided by "Print Friendly". On the final confirmation page for a PDF or print option, you might see some additional 'ads' which are provided by Google Adsense via Print Friendly.

We don't have any control over these ads and the content provided with these. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting any sites from these ads and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement.

The ads provided by Google Adsense are normally based on your browsing preferences stored by Google. You can amend these settings via Google Ads Preferences on most occasions. You should always exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website(s) in question.



All material on this website, including text, graphics and photographs, is copyright of LPFT unless otherwise stated.

Text may be reproduced for the purpose of personal, educational or private research. However, all text and graphics, including photographs and the LPFT logo, are not authorised for any other purposes unless permission is first obtained from LPFT.

LPFT maintains this website and is committed to the highest standards of information quality. While every attempt has been made to provide up to date and accurate information, LPFT gives no warranty, either expressed or implied, as to the accuracy of the information on this website. Neither does it confirm that that the site will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that defects will be corrected. Similarly, confirmation cannot be given that the site is free of computer viruses. As a result, LPFT accepts no liability for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of patients, staff and/or members of the public using the site.

Website maintenance

This website is maintained by the Communications Team at LPFT.


Updated August 2021

Membership privacy notice

Our privacy notice – lawful basis of processing

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust will securely and confidentially store your personal information on our Membership Engagement Service Database. Our lawful basis for processing the data is as a foundation trust, we are accountable to patients and members of the public. Having your up-to-date personal details allows for us to involve you in Trust plans. We will retain your data as long as you remain an LPFT member. You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), if you have any doubt over the way your information is being handled.

Our equality monitoring data

We collect monitoring information in order to ensure our membership is representative of the population of Lincolnshire and to assess whether there are any barriers for under-represented groups. This information is confidential and is only used for the purposes of collective data analysis and will be processed in accordance with Data Protection Act 2018 requirements.

Your consent

LPFT is keen to frequently refresh your consent as a member of our Trust. When you signed up as a member you will have provided us with personal information that we use to contact you. It is very simple to withdraw at any time, as a member. All you need to do is phone or email the Membership Office on 01522 309176 or to let us know, you no longer wish to be a member.    


Updated August 2018