How we are regulated

CCGs are not subject to regulation by external bodies such as the CQC, but are licensed by NHS England.

The CCG can be subject to non-sector regulation by bodies such as the Health and Safety Executive, The Information Commissioner’s Office, and the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Surrey Downs CCG is not subject to any investigations or regulatory notices at this time.

Information governance

Your information may be used to help assess the needs of the general population and make informed decisions about the provision of future services. We also have a performance monitoring role of these services, which includes responding to any concerns from our patients on these services through our Patient Experience Service.

To read more about how we use information, how to access your patient record, and freedom of information click here.

Clinical quality and patient safety

Clinical quality has been enshrined in law through the Health and Social Care Act 2012 as “care which is clinically effective, personal and safe". The CCG is required to deliver the best possible services to, and outcomes for, patients within financial allocations, and has a statutory duty to secure continuous improvements in the care that it commissions and to seek assurance around the quality and safety of those services.

To read how we plan to meet these duties click here Quality Improvement Strategy.

Register of interests

As part of our governance framework, we update and publish our register of interests for Governing Body members as part of our Governing Body papers. In accordance with NHS England guidance, all declarations, including gifts and hospitalities, for CCG staff for the past six months are now published online. To view this information please click here.

Surrey Heartlands CCGs' Committee Terms of Reference


pdf Audit (121 KB)


pdf Primary Care Commissioning  (190 KB)


pdf Remuneration (102 KB)


pdf Finance Assurance and Strategy (209 KB)


pdf Quality and Performance (223 KB)


pdf Surrey Downs Clinical Cabinet (89 KB)