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About us

NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group

NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group, sometimes shortened to CCG, represents 33 GP practices and over 230,000 patients and is based in South Yorkshire.  We have responsibility for commissioning healthcare for the population of Barnsley. Commissioning is a process of planning and buying services to ensure that the people who live in the borough have the right healthcare. The steps involved in this process are:

  • Determining the needs of local people to improve health outcomes, reduce health inequalities and prevent ill health
  • Finding out what people think about the healthcare they receive
  • Designing better ways to deliver healthcare
  • Contracting with other organisations to provide the healthcare services that are needed
  • Monitoring the healthcare provided to make sure it is of the right quality and offers good value for money

We do this by commissioning or buying health and care services including: hospital care; rehabilitation care; urgent and emergency care, most community health services, mental health; and learning disability services.

We also do this with patients and healthcare professionals and in partnership with local communities and other local organisations such as the local authority and other NHS organisations.

The geographical area covered corresponds with the boundaries of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council.

NHS England oversees the work of local CCGs and makes sure that they have the capacity and capability to commission services successfully and meet their financial responsibilities.

Objectives

  • To have the highest quality of governance and processes to support its business
  • To commission high quality health care that meets the needs of individuals and groups
  • Wherever it makes safe clinical sense to bring care closer to home
  • To support a safe and sustainable local hospital, supporting them to transform the way they provide services so that they are as efficient and effective as possible for the people of Barnsley
  • To develop services through real partnerships with mutual accountability and strong governance that improve health healthcare and effectively use the Barnsley pound. These partnerships will be with:
    • Patients
    • The public
    • Practices
    • Providers
    • The Local authority
    • The local voluntary sector
    • And other stakeholders as required