Adults and health privacy notice

The reasons we use your data

  • commissioning and delivery of services to promote health and prevent ill health. For example, sexual health services, diet and weight management, sports services, stop smoking services, oral health advice and NHS health checks
  • equality monitoring
  • financial transactions
  • Health Equity Analysis (looking at differences in the quality of health and healthcare across different groups of people)
  • Health Needs Assessments. For example, Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment
  • identifying inequalities in the way people access services
  • measuring the health, mortality or care needs of the population. For example: health and wellbeing surveys
  • prevention and detection of crime
  • protecting or improving public health
  • public Health planning, monitoring and evaluation
  • regulatory, licensing and enforcement functions
  • research, including consultations
  • safeguarding Adults
  • service delivery
  • service improvement and planning
  • statutory requirements. For example: reporting to Government

Why we are allowed to use your data

  • Legal obligation or public task under various UK laws including but not limited to:

    • consent. For example, surveys, consultations diets, stop smoking and sexual health
    • Local Safeguarding Children & Adults Boards Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/90)
    • Mental Health Act 1983, 2007
    • Regulation 3 of the Health Service (Control of Patient Information) Regulations 2002
    • The Care Act 2014
    • The Children and Social Work Act 2017
    • The Crime and Disorder Act 1998
    • The Equality Act 2010
    • The Health & Social Care Act 2012 (plus consent under common law duty of confidence)
    • The Health & Social Care Act 2012
    • The Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality) Act 2015
    • The Localism Act 2011
    • The Mental Capacity Act 2005
    • The Statistics and Registration Service Act (2007) as amended by Section 287 of the Health and Social Care Act (2012)
    • The Welfare Reform Act 2012

You have the right to opt out of Leeds City Council Public Health receiving or holding some of 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 and what programme it relates to. 

For further information or you wish to opt out please email

Who we can share your data with

  • Adults Social Care
  • Care Quality Commission
  • Childrens Social Care
  • contractors providing IT services
  • Direct Payment support services
  • Disclosure & Barring Service
  • domiciliary, residential, nursing home and day care providers
  • education Providers
  • elected members & MPs (as your representative)
  • funding bodies
  • Government agencies. For example: DWP
  • GP Surgeries
  • Health Agencies
  • health partners. For example: Leeds Teaching Hospitals, NHS Digital. Public Health England, local GPs – data will be pseudonymised or anonymised
  • housing and housing support providers
  • Judicial Agencies. For example, courts
  • local voluntary partners
  • Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government
  • other Local Authorities
  • Police
  • prepaid cards providers
  • probation
  • safeguarding boards
  • substance misuse teams
  • supported living providers
  • transport / community link providers
  • universities (social workers training)
  • voluntary sector partners

Changes to this privacy notice

We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 12 February 2019.

Use this form to give us your comments. Do not use it to give us personal information - please contact us if you need to get in touch.