Public health encompasses everything from national smoking and alcohol policies, the management of epidemics such as flu, the control of large scale infections such as TB and Hepatitis B to local outbreaks of food poisoning or Measles. Certain illnesses are also notifiable; the doctors treating the patient are required by law to inform the Public Health Authorities, for instance Scarlet Fever.
This will necessarily mean the subjects personal and health information being shared with the Public Health organisations.
Flansham Park Health Centre, 109 Flansham Park, Felpham, Bognor Regis , West Sussex, PO22 6DH
Data Protection Officer contact details
Dr W J Rogers – Flansham Park Health Centre, 109 Flansham Park, Felpham, Bognor Regis, PO22 6DH
Purpose of the processing
There are occasions when medical data needs to be shared with Public Health England, the Local Authority Director of Public Health, or the Health Protection Agency, either under a legal obligation or for reasons of public interest or their equivalents in the devolved nation
Lawful basis for processing
The legal basis will be
Article 6(1)(c) “processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject.”
Article 9(2)(i) “processing is necessary for reasons of public interest in the area of public health, such as protecting against serious cross-border threats to health or ensuring high standards of quality and safety of health care and of medicinal products or medical devices,..”
Recipient or categories of recipients of the shared data