Public health privacy notice

The reasons we use your data

All local authorities have a duty to improve the health of the population they serve. To help us do this, we use data and information from a range of sources including the Office for National Statistics, Health and Social Care Information Centre, Clinical Commissioning Groups and hospitals to understand more about the nature and causes of disease and ill health in Leeds.

Why we are allowed to use your data

We have a lawful basis for processing data under a number of gateways:

  • The Health & Social Care Act 2012
  • The Statistics and Registration Service Act (2007) as amended by Section 287 of the Health and Social Care Act (2012)
  • Regulation 3 of the Health Service (Control of Patient Information) Regulations 2002
  • The Equality Act 2010

The legal basis for processing personal information under UK GDPR is Article 6(1)(e) – the performance of a task carried out in the public interest. In respect of special categories of data, we rely on Article 9(2)(h) – medical diagnosis, the provision of health or social care or treatment or the management of health or social care systems.

Who we can share your data with

The organisation is bound by a number of information sharing agreements which are drawn up to ensure information is received from and shared with the organisations in a way that complies with relevant legislation. This information will be held securely and will not be disclosed to anyone other than those stated above without your permission, unless we have a legal reason to do so, for example disclosure is necessary to protect a person from suffering significant harm or necessary for crime prevention or detection purposes.

Further information

Public Health Intelligence Team

More information about how the Council will protect your privacy is available on our Privacy Notice page.

You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you. To obtain a copy of your personal information, please write to:

The Public Health Intelligence Team
Adults and Health Directorate
Suites 2-4, Wira House
West Park Ring Road
Leeds, LS16 6EB

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.