Your information and how we use it

Information which was previously held by Eastbourne, Hailshm and Seaford, Hastings and Rother and High Weald Lewes Havens CCGs has transferred to East Sussex CCG on 1 April 2020.

East Sussex CCG is the new data controller. This page details how the CCG uses your data.

Fair Processing Notice

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. 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 April 2020.

Exercising your Data Subject Rights

If you wish to access any information the CCG may hold about you, or make a request under any of the other data subject rights, please contact our Information Governance (IG) Manager using the following details:

Email: SXCCG.IRR@nhs.net

Address: Information Governance Manager, NHS East Sussex CCG, Sackville House, Brooks Close, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2FZ

Requests are handled in line with our Individual Rights Requests (IRR) Procedures and you can use the Individual Rights Request form to make your request if it’s helpful.