Home About the council Data protection Public Health Fair Processing Notice The Health and Social Care Act 2012 gives local authorities "a duty to improve the health of the people and responsibility for commissioning appropriate public health services" and the statutory responsibilities for public health are clearly set out in the act.Health and Social Care Act 2012The data we useTo deliver public health, we need to use information and data from existing health sources. This can include information that identifies patients such as name, address, age, sex, ethnicity, disease, use of hospital services, and NHS Number – this is known as "person identifiable data" (often shortened to PID).The Leicestershire County Council team will have access to the following data:Office for National Statistics birth and death data extracts which will include PIDSecondary Uses Services (SUS) data such as inpatient, outpatient and accident and emergency dataHospital Episode Statistics data(The legal basis for the above flows of data are: 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.)How we use the dataLeicestershire County Council's Public Health Service will access health and related information to analyse the health needs and outcomes of the local population and for monitoring trends and patterns of diseases and the risks associated with them.All information accessed, processed and stored by public health staff will be used to carry out and support:health needs assessmentshealth equity analysis (to look at differences in the quality of health and healthcare across different groups of people)protecting or improving public healthmeasuring the health, mortality or care needs of the populationcommissioning and delivery of services to promote health and prevent ill healthpublic health planning, monitoring and evaluationidentifying inequalities in the way people access servicesjoint strategic needs assessmenthealth protection and other partnership activitiesHow we protect your dataAny information held by the council about individuals will be held securely and in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Information will not be held for longer than required and will also be disposed of securely. Access to PID is limited and strictly controlled and will not be disclosed unless necessary.The County Council Public Health team will use as little personal information as possible. Where practical we will use "pseudonymised" information (where personal data is replaced by something else such as a reference number) or "anonymised" information (where personal data is removed altogether) to do our work.ObjectingYou have the right to request that Leicestershire County Council stop processing your personal data in relation to any council service. However, if this request is approved this may cause delays or prevent us delivering a service to you. Where possible we will seek to comply with your request but we may need to hold or process information in connection with one or more of the Council's legal functions.Opting outYou have a right to opt out of Leicestershire County Council Public Health Service 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 what the specific data is and what programme it relates to. For further information please contact the Public Health team:Public Health Business PartnerStrategy and Business IntelligenceChief Executive's DepartmentLeicestershire County CouncilCounty Hall, Leicester, LE3 8RATel: 0116 305 4266Email: PHI@leics.gov.uk Useful websites Help us improve this page Hide content Was this page helpful? Yes It was helpful, but Please select a reasonthere's a broken link it's hard to understand it's incorrect it's outdated it's too long Other No Please select a reasonit didn't answer my question it's not detailed enough it's hard to understand it's incorrect it's outdated it's too long Other Details Email address We’ll only use this to ask for more detail if we need to.