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Clinical thresholds

Getting the best outcome for your condition

We want to ensure you are getting the best clinical outcome for your condition. For some conditions, we know that moving directly to surgery does not always give you the maximum benefit. People often imagine that surgery is the only, or best route, to take and actually there is a lot that can and importantly, should be done, before surgery is considered.

We have introduced a policy, using the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance, so that your own doctor and consultants can refer to this guidance and apply it consistently for everyone across Barnsley, getting the best clinical outcomes for people.  That’s not to say it’s a one size fits all approach – your GP will discuss what realistic benefits you can get from different treatments and you'll decide together what could work best for you.

To read the policy and the guidance on each condition, click on the links below.

Barnsley CCG Clinical Threshold Policy clinical thresholds referral process & individual funding request policy

Patient information leaflet


Benign skin lesions

Carpal Tunnel syndrome 


Common hand conditions: ganglion

Common hand conditions: trigger finger

Dupuytren's disease

Grommets in children

Hip replacement

Knee replacement

Gall bladder management



These policies were taken to the Barnsley Patient Council at the proposal stage. The group is made up of representatives from GP practice patient groups. They supported the proposals and you can read what they thought by checking out the meeting notes here.

Your Health 

We are committed to helping you access services when you need them. We also want to make sure you can take greater care of your own health so that you can live a longer and healthier life. We hope that you will be able to use the information in the Your Health section of our site to take small steps to lead a healthier lifestyle. 

Here you can link directly to the Live Well section on the NHS Choices website which is full of all the latest up to date, clear information when it comes to your health.  

You can also access information regarding 'My Best Life'  which is a new social prescribing service for Barnsley where an advisor will help find local non medical support that’s individually tailored to your health and wellbeing needs.