The CCG is responsible for buying (also known as commissioning) health services from healthcare providers such as hospitals, for our local population.
We also monitor the performance and quality of these services. In general we only use data that has been anonymised or pseudonymised for these purposes.
There are certain circumstances in which the CCG will have access to identifiable data about patients, for example:
- when responding to concerns/complaints from patients about commissioned services
- when handling Individual funding requests
- when handling NHS Continuing Healthcare applications
- for the purposes of safeguarding adults or children
The CCG may also share de-identified statistical information with NHS and partner agencies for the purpose of improving local services, for example understanding how health conditions spread across our local area compared to other areas.
For the full detail on how we use and share information please review our Fair Processing Notice which you can download below. This includes information about all our uses of personal data, how we keep information secure, details about Risk Stratification and Invoice Validation and information on how to opt-out of uses of your personal data. This document is updated at least annually - most recently in September 2016.
Accessing Records held by the CCG
If you wish to access any information the CCG may hold about you, please contact our Information Governance (IG) Manager to make a Subject Access Request (SAR):
Email: BHCCG.SAR@nhs.net / Address: Information Governance Manager, NHS Brighton and Hove CCG, Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove, BN3 4AH
Fair Processing Notice
The CCG Fair Processing Notice is to inform you of the type of information (including personal information) that Brighton and Hove CCG holds, how that information is used, who we may share that information with, and how we keep it secure and confidential.
NB: This notice was last updated in September 2016, and will be reviewed at least annually.