Coventry City Council complies with the Data Protection Act and the GDPR and is registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) as a Data Controller.
This privacy notice explains how personal information is going to be used, what for, who it will be shared with and why.
We collect and hold personal information relating to births, deaths (accessed from the Primary Care Mortality Database), ‘vital statistics’ derived from births and deaths data, and episodes of hospital care (Hospital Episode Statistics data accessed using the NHS Digital ‘Data Access Environment’ (DAE)). This includes births to, deaths of and hospital episodes of Coventry residents as well as those occurring in Coventry (not residents).
We use this information to undertake statistical analysis for the purposes of:
We process personal data because it is necessary to comply with our legal obligations under the:
The legal basis for processing this data is ‘Public Task’; the processing is necessary for us to perform a task in the public interest or for our official functions, and the task or function has a clear Lawful Basis.
Analysts from the Insight team will receive and process the data. There will not be any instances of automated decision-making in the processing of the data.
Hospital Episode Statistics datasets
A large amount of pseudo/anonymised data is processed for each hospital episode from the following areas:
The data collected and processed includes the following:
This is only a sample of the data fields, the full lengthy list of data collected and processed can be read on the NHS Digital website.
This data will not be shared with anyone outside of the organisation. It may be shared securely with colleagues in other departments of the Council.
We will only keep your information for as long as we need to so we can give you the service you need, unless we must keep it for legal reasons.
You have the right to:
To exercise any of these rights please contact [email protected].
You have the right to submit a complaint if you are unhappy with the way your request is handled or disagree with a decision made by the council regarding your data. In these circumstances you can contact the Data Protection Team (DPO) and request a review of the decision.
If you are not satisfied with any outcome from the DPO you may wish to apply to the Information Commissioner's Office at:
The Information Commissioner's Office,
Date of last review: March 2020