Public health

From the 1 April 2013 the Council took on the legal responsibility for the provision of Public Health Services from the NHS. We will process personal data (including sensitive personal data/medical information) where necessary for the purposes of providing these public health services. This personal data will be processed in the same way as all personal data held by us.

All Local Authorities have a duty to improve the health of the population they serve. To help with this, we use data and information from a range of sources, such as the registration of a birth or death. This helps us understand more about the health and care needs in the area. Patients have the right to object to their data being shared.