Public health privacy policy

All local authorities have a duty to improve the health of their population. To provide this service we need to access your personal data.

Personal data is information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual. We use this data to improve health, care and services through research and planning.

The use of such data is restricted so that the principles contained in the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 are kept.

The legal basis is section 42(4) of the Statistics and Registration Service Act (2007) as amended by section 287 of the Health and Social Care Act (2012) and regulation 3 of the Health Service (Control of Patient Information) Regulations 2002. We process data under Article 6, 1(e) and for special category data under Article 9, 2(i) of the GDPR.

The data we collect

This privacy notice explains what information we collect, the purposes for which it is collected and who we share the information with.

It applies to all personal information collected for or on behalf of the council whether by letter, email, face-to-face, telephone, online or any other method.

An explanation of how we use cookies on our website can be found in the council's privacy policy.

Opting out

You have the right to opt out of the council receiving or holding your personal identifiable information. Sometimes service providers have a legal duty to share information, such as for safeguarding or criminal issues. The process for opting out will depend on the specific data is and the programme it relates to.

For details call Public Health on 020 8420 9508