Public Health

May 2018

The following privacy notice applies to Public Health Teams:

Legal basis for access to Primary Care Mortality Database: Section 42(4) of the SRSA (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.

Information collected:

Office for National Statistics identifiable level data identifiers are:

  • Address
  • Postcode of usual residence of the deceased, post code of place of death
  • NHS number
  • Date of Birth
  • Date of Death
  • Maiden name
  • Name of certifier
  • Name of coroner
  • Cause of death
  • Address of usual residence of mother
  • Place of birth text
  • Postcode of usual residence of the mother
  • Post code of place of birth of child
  • NHS number of child  
  • Date of Birth of child   

Agencies we might share information with; 

  • Health and Social Care Information Centre 

Purpose for processing include:  

  • Service delivery
  • Service Improvement
  • Service planning and/or research

You have the right to opt out of Public Health receiving or holding your personal identifiable information. There are occasions where service providers will have a legal duty to share information, for example for safeguarding or criminal issues. The process for opting out will depend on the specific data is and what programme it relates to.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the legal bases we rely on for processing personal information for general purposes are:

  • Legal Obligation - The processing is necessary to comply with the law (not including contractual obligations).
  • Public Task - The processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or an official function, with a clear basis in law.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the legal basis we rely on for processing special personal information for general purposes are:

  • Public Health - The processing is necessary for the delivery of Health and Social Care Services.
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