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Information that is identifiable to us

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Information that is identifiable to us may be used for​:

If you make an application for Continuing Healthcare (CHC) funding, we will need to use information about you. This includes information that you provide us with. We may also need to request further information from care providers in order to identify your eligibility for funding. 

If funding is agreed, arrangements will be put in place to arrange and pay for the agreed funding packages with appointed care providers. This process is defined nationally and we follow a standard process and use standard information collection tools to decide whether someone is eligible.

Surrey Downs CCG manages Continuing Healthcare Applications on our behalf.​

If you make an Individual Funding Request (IFR) for specialist drugs or rare treatments we will need to use information about you. This includes information that you provide us with. We may also need to request further information from care providers in order to identify your eligibility for funding.

If funding is agreed, arrangements will be put in place to arrange and pay for the agreed funding packages with appointed care providers.

We will always seek your consent to use your information for this purpose.

Surrey Downs CCG manages IFR Applications on our behalf.​

Advice and guidance is given to care providers to ensure that adult and child safeguarding matters are managed appropriately. 

Access to identifiable information will be shared in some limited circumstances where it is legally required for the safety of the individuals concerned. In these instances this may occur without seeking your consent first.​

We collaborate closely with organisations involved in providing patient care, to jointly identify and agree the possible causes of, or factors that contributed to a patient's infection.


We will lead the Post Infection Reviews within East Surrey in the circumstances set out in the Post Infection Review Guidance issued by NHS England. They will be able to use the results of the Post Infection Review to inform the mandatory healthcare associated infections reporting system.​

We are accountable for effective governance and learning following all Serious Incidents (SIs) and we work closely with all provider organisations as well as commissioning staff to ensure they are reported and managed appropriately.

The Francis Report (February 2013) emphasised that commissioners should have a primary responsibility for ensuring quality of care, as well as providers.​

For other health purposes and for your benefit, we may share your information with other organisations such as Health Authorities, NHS Trusts, and General Practitioners. We may also need to share information with our partner organisations or with other non-NHS organisations if you are receiving care from them, such as the Local Authority or community health services.

Where information sharing is required with other organisations, we will always have a relevant Data Sharing Agreement or Data Processing Deed in place and will not disclose any health information without your explicit consent.

There may be exceptional circumstances where we are required to share you information without your consent such as; when your health or the health or safety of others is at risk; where the law requires it; or where it is required in order to carry out a statutory function.

Our guiding principle is that we are holding your records in strictest confidence. We follow both the Data Protection Principles and the Caldicott Principles as a guide for handling and sharing information.

You can read more about information sharing in Surrey here.

What we do not use your information for

We do not sell personal data about you to individuals or organisation.

We also have robust technical solutions in place to protect against malicious attempts to access information.