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 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 katie.popple@nhs.net

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.

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 

Barnsley Patient Council Charter August 2015 

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