Angus Council Full Privacy Statement

Health and Social Care

To enable us to help you to maintain your health and wellbeing and access health and social care services we need to collect information about you, your circumstances, your health and your social care needs.  This may include your name, gender, address, national insurance number, email address, photograph, telephone numbers, and unique online identifiers such as IP addresses, which are numbers that can uniquely identify a specific computer or other network device on the internet etc.

Our aim is not to be intrusive, and we won't ask irrelevant or unnecessary questions. We only collect and process personal information about you for the following purposes:

  • to assess your health and social care needs
  • to organise or provide services to meet those needs
  • to help us improve health and social care services in Angus
  • to help us improve and protect the health and wellbeing of the population of Angus

The law gives us the authority to do this in order to protect your vital interests, to carry out our legal duties to provide health and social care services, and to enable us to contract with other organisations to provide you with care and support.

We may use your information to process financial transactions in relation to health and social care services including grants, payments and benefits involving the council or NHS Tayside, or where we are acting on behalf of other government bodies, e.g. DWP.

There are also some circumstances under which we may be required by law to process your personal information for other purposes.  These purposes include the prevention of fraud, the detection of crime, protecting vulnerable adults, and monitoring our services to make sure do not discriminate against anyone.