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Privacy notice – Environmental Health

​Information about how and when Environmental Health processes personal information about you.​

What we do

Environmental Health is essentially split into two teams covering mainly statutory regulation plus some other functions.

The Environmental Protection Team covers air quality (from both a statutory remit and as part of a number of campaigns to improve air quality and provide advice and information to the public). It also deals with the areas of contaminated land, industrial noise, control of pollution in relation to large scale developments, approval of certain industrial premises and processes, as well as other public health functions. 

The Food and Safety Team deals with the regulation, investigation and complaints about food safety, food hygiene and food standards, along with infections disease control, health and safety, massage and special treatment licensing and food hygiene training.

What information we collect

Information we collect may include your:

  • name

  • date of birth

  • address

  • ethnicity

  • NHS number

  • relationships information

  • health information

  • financial information

  • contact details

  • referral/assessment information

  • relevant history and case information

  • sexual orientation

  • religious beliefs

  • details of disability/impairment/vulnerability

  • GP details

  • criminal records

  • licences held

  • NI number

  • employment details

  • housing information

  • details of wages for compensation for removal from work due to infection.

Agencies we might share the information with

  • Police
  • Health Agencies
  • Education Providers
  • Housing
  • DWP
  • Home Office
  • Ofsted
  • DBS
  • Food Standards Agency
  • Other Local Authorities
  • Health and Safety Executive
  • Public Health England
  • Environment Agency
  • DEFRA
  • Utility Providers
  • GPs
  • Internal Departments within Lewisham Council
  • Care Quality Commission
  • NHS
  • DEFRA
  • TFL
  • London Mayor’s Office

Purpose for processing

  • service delivery
  • service improvement
  • prevention/detection of crime/fraud