Birth and death data privacy notice

As a local authority, Blackpool Council has a duty to improve the health of the population they serve. We do this by undertaking statistical analysis and by measuring health, mortality, or care needs of the population, the planning and evaluating or monitoring of health in the area. This helps us to understand more about the health and care needs in the area.

To help with this we have a legal basis under Section 42(4) of the SRSA (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, that enables us to use data and information from a range of source data, including data collected at the registration of a birth or death.

The information we use includes any of the following personal information that may identify an individual - NHS Number, Date and Place of Birth, birth weight, gender, address details and an indicator for stillbirths, Date and Place of death, address of deceased, cause of death, GP and practice details, and age at death.

If you have concerns about the processing or sharing of any data or information you have provided during the registration process you should contact the Registrar's Office that collected the data from you. The Registrar's Office can be contacted at registrars.bdm@blackpool.gov.uk or Blackpool Council Registration Service, Municipal Buildings, Corporation Street, Blackpool, FY1 1GB or

If you are a patient in the Blackpool area, you have the right to object to your personal data being shared with us. You should tell your health care professional such as your GP or the hospital's staff if you wish to object.

You have a number of rights which are described in how we handle your data

You can also ask for copies of your personal information records under the Data Protection Act and we describe how to do this on the making a subject access request page.