Information about you - Public Health


What personal information do we hold about you?

Birth records

Personal information about births in the county of East Sussex is supplied to local authorities by NHS Digital, and this contains data provided at the time of registration of birth, along with additional geographic information. This includes the date of birth and NHS number of the child, place and postcode of birth, and address and postcode of usual residence of the mother.

Mortality records

Personal information about deaths in the county of East Sussex is supplied to local authorities by NHS Digital and this contains mortality data provided at the time of registration of death, along with additional GP details, geographic information and coroner details where applicable. This includes date of birth, date of death, cause of death, place and postcode of death, usual address and postcode of the deceased, their NHS number and maiden name, name of certifier, and name of coroner (where relevant).

For both birth and mortality records, East Sussex County Council has a Data Access Agreement with NHS Digital and data are supplied 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.