Barnsley Patient Council was established to act as an independent advisory panel and a network of all the GP practice patient groups. It is supported by NHS Barnsley CCG.

Barnsley Patient Council is made up of Barnsley residents who offer the views and expectations of members of the public and local communities served toward improving, delivering and maintaining health care services for Barnsley people. They also work across GP practice groups to share suggestions and ideas for improving health services

The Patient Council meet every month and members of the public are more than welcome to attend the meetings. The meetings are normally held at the CCG offices - Hillder House, 49 -51 Gawber Road, Barnsley, S75 2PY from 6pm - 7.30pm. There is free parking on site, lock ups if you are travelling by cycle and the main bus stops for Barnsley Hospital are just next to our building. We're a 15 minute walk from the town centre.    

If you would like to attend a Patient Council meeting please contact Katie Popple, Executive PA to Chief Finance Officer/Secretariat Team Leader on 01226 433709 or email

Barnsley Patient Council provides copies of their meeting agendas and minutes, which are available to view on this website at the bottom of this page along with confirmation of the meeting venue for each month.

The purpose of Barnsley Patient Council is to ensure the patient and those communities and populations served by the CCG have a voice which is heard in the development and delivery of services.  It will work with the CCG to improve health care services and to ensure high quality and sustainable health care by putting the people of Barnsley first.  It is just one of the ways you can get involved in helping improving the health of people in Barnsley.

The purpose is achieved by:

  • Acting as the ‘voice of the public’ ensuring that the experience, perceptions, aspirations and fears of local people are gathered and utilised in assessing the current services.
  • Being visible and developing constructive relationships with the membership of Our Public Engagement Network (OPEN).
  • Promoting the value of public engagement.
  • Continuing to work with relevant local groups and forums to actively seek feedback to feed into the commissioning decision making process.
  • Working in partnership with key stakeholders to secure and prioritise the best healthcare for the needs of the population of Barnsley.
  • Sharing views and opinions on local health services via consultations, engagement and any issues affecting the continuity of service delivery.
  • Participating in service specific focus groups.
  • Receiving and considering relevant policies/reports and provide feedback where necessary.
  • Reviewing patient and staff satisfaction surveys, complaints, concerns and compliments.
  • Receiving feedback from CCG Governing Body and Public & Patient Engagement Committee on Patient Council recommendations.
  • Considering the implications of the Equality Act 2010 on the delivery of health and social care to the local community.

Patient Council Meeting Dates and Meeting Papers 2018

  • 31 January 2018 - GP services in care homes
  • 28 February 2018  Please note that this meeting was cancelled due to weather conditions and the topic postponed until March 
  • 28 March 2018 - Patient Choice 
  • 25 April 2018  - Reducing prescribing of over-the- counter medicines for 33 minor short term health conditions - please note the meeting this month is being held at The Core, County Way, Barnsley 
  • 30 May 2018  - Health and Care Working Together in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw – feedback from the initial stage of the Hospital Services Review
  • 27 June 2018 - Home Visiting in Primary Care 
  • 25 July 2018 - Be Cancer Safe
  • No meeting in August 
  • 26 September 2018 -  Feedback from the past year about things you've been involved in  
  • 31 October 2018 - Patient and Public Engagement (PPE) Strategy Refresh 
  • 28 November 2018 
  • No meeting in December 



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