How and why we process health data

We transform information from a range of sources to understand our local population better.

The Public Health Directorate has a duty to improve the health of residents of Lambeth. To help us do this, we use information from a range of sources including the Office for National Statistics, NHS Digital, GP practices, Clinical Commissioning Groups, and hospitals to understand more about the causes of disease and ill-health in the local population.

The following sections explain more about the types of information we hold and the purpose for use. The Public Health Team, based at Lambeth Council, process these data on behalf of residents of Lambeth.