22269 - CCTV in Fleet

  1. Does EEAST deploy CCTV in its current ambulance fleet?
    No, a number of vehicles are fitted with cameras but all are currently isolated and cannot record, and no storage device is installed.
     
  2. If so, please describe how such CCTV “technically” operates?
    N/A
     
  3. If so, does the CCTV passively record patients in the “treatment space” of the ambulance for the entire time that the ambulance is operating? 

     
  4. If so, please provide your data management policy regarding such CCTV. 

     
  5. It is understood that EEAST has funds to pay for new fleet due to be completed in 2019.  Will CCTV be deployed in any new ambulance fleet? 

     
  6. If the answer to question 5 is yes, please answer questions 2-4 in respect of the new fleet too.

 

  • Reference:
    22269
  • Response:
    1. Does EEAST deploy CCTV in its current ambulance fleet?
      No, a number of vehicles are fitted with cameras but all are currently isolated and cannot record, and no storage device is installed.
       
    2. If so, please describe how such CCTV “technically” operates?
      N/A
       
    3. If so, does the CCTV passively record patients in the “treatment space” of the ambulance for the entire time that the ambulance is operating?
      N/A
       
    4. If so, please provide your data management policy regarding such CCTV.
      N/A
       
    5. It is understood that EEAST has funds to pay for new fleet due to be completed in 2019.  Will CCTV be deployed in any new ambulance fleet?
      Yes, new ambulances will have CCTV installed but the system will not be deployed. The practice/governance arrangements for use have yet to be agreed to enable the safe and compliant use of these systems.
       
    6. If the answer to question 5 is yes, please answer questions 2-4 in respect of the new fleet too.
      The system is a front, both side and rear facing CCTV system with one internal camera within the patient area.
      The system operates from ignition on until a yet to be agreed time after ignition off. Images are stored on a double locked HDD inside a secure cupboard where only BPSS approved staff have access to. Access to the HDD is yet to be agreed, (see answer (5) above), but will be strictly in accordance with approved governance arrangements, or at Police evidence request/subpoena.

      Images are over-written once storage is exceeded, unless a trigger (via an alarm strip/button) is activated to which the recording (of a yet to be agreed time frame) is saved.

      Policy/Governance arrangements are yet to be agreed and published.  
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    Trust wide
  • Category:
    • Fleet
    • Information Technology
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