Privacy notice – Public Health
Information about how and when the Public Health Team processes personal information about you.
What we do
The Public Health Team aims to improve the health of the people in Lewisham. To help achieve this, we use data and information from a range of sources including the Office for National Statistics, NHS Digital, clinical commissioning groups, hospitals and primary care to understand more about the nature and causes of disease and ill health in Lewisham. From time to time we run health campaigns.
Lawful basis for processing
What information we collect
The team has a legal status which allows it to process personal data for certain public health purposes. The use of such data will be restricted so that the principles contained in the General Data Protection Regulation are fully adhered to. 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.
The information we collect about you may include:
- NHS number
- date of birth
- date of death
- cause of death
- GP code.
Agencies we might share the information with
We may share your information with:
Other services within Lewisham Council
Clinical Commisioning Group (CCG) Partner Boroughs Lambeth and Southwark (in aggregated format)
Public Health England
Greenwich and Lewisham NHS Trust
Why we process your information
We process your information to:
provide health protection
manage risks to public health such as air quality, smoking and harmful alcohol use
organise the National Child Measurement Programme
organise the NHS Health Check Programme
organise and support the 0–5 year olds health service and school nursing services
commission sexual health services
commission maternity services
provide an overview of child deaths and prevent future deaths.
The law gives you a number of rights. You can view your rights on our website.
You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office:
The Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
Contact number: 0303 123 1113