Privacy Notice for Public Health

Public Health – using your personal information

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 Devon.

This organisation is bound by a number of information sharing agreements which are drawn up to ensure information is received from and shared with these 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.

For more information about how we will use your information, contact Simon Chant (Public Health Specialist) on 01392 386371. More information about how the Council will protect your privacy is available from our website at www.devon.gov.uk/privacy.

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 Devon County Council, Information Governance Team, County Hall, Room 120, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4QD.

Changes to how we may process your personal data during the COVID-19 crisis

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be necessary for Devon County Council to change the way that we process your personal data, to ensure we can protect public health and deliver essential services to you and the public during this crisis. For more information read our COVID-19 privacy notice.