Public Health

Covid-19 update

The ongoing situation associated with COVID-19 has meant temporary changes to the way public health services are provided locally. Please check our Health Advice and Services page if you are looking for how this may affect a public health service you would like to use. Links to information from our services will be updated as and when things change.

Public Health

Sefton's Public Health team work to protect and improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities of local Sefton residents.

Health is not only about hospital services and general practice, it has a much wider definition that includes the environment, employment, housing and education all of which have an impact on health and wellbeing throughout the life course.

We ensure that health and wellbeing are at the heart of everything the council does and work with local GPs, dentists and hospitals to help them identify, prioritise, and address health needs.

Health Data - Privacy Notice

All Local Authorities have a duty to improve the health of the population they serve. To help with this, we use data and information from a range of sources including hospitals to understand more about the nature and causes of disease and ill-health in the area. Please see our Privacy Notice below:

Privacy Notice For Public Health Services V21 (pdf 162KB)

A supplementary Privacy Notice relating to Covid-19 testing is below:

Supplementary Privacy Notice For Public Health Services (pdf 134KB)


Last Updated on Wednesday, March 2, 2022

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