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Priorities for 14/15

We are developing our new commissioning plan for 2014 to 2016. This plan will show what we would like health services in Barnsley to look like over the next couple of years and what we are going to do to make that happen. It shows what we aim to change, build on or improve. 

We are developing this plan with the help of patients, the public, community and voluntary groups, our members; that is GPs and nurses across the borough, with Barnsley Council and with the rest of the health service including neighbouring clinical commissioning groups and NHS England.

The planning process involves looking at the current health issues and needs in Barnsley, alongside a range of views from the people mentioned above, to make sure that our priorities remain the key areas for us to focus on over the next two years.

We are committed to ensuring that all our decisions are made as a result of listening to people who live and receive healthcare in Barnsley. Therefore, we are asking for your feedback on our commissioning priorities and would appreciate your comments, to ensure that we’ve got it right. We've included some background information for you below together with a number of ways that you can get involved.

Quick reminder of what we commission:

The CCG is responsible for 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 currently have seven priorities, these are:

  1. Cancer
  2. Cardiovascular disease
  3. Long term health conditions
  4. Mental Health
  5. Unplanned Care - care in an emergency
  6. Planned care - services for which you are sent an appointment are known as planned care.
  7. Maternity and Children

Do you agree with these seven priorities?

We have looked at the independent data from Barnsley's Joint Strategic Needs Assessment which shows us the current health issues. This information suggests that these issues are broadly the same as they were when we developed our priorities for last year.

We are therefore proposing to continue to concentrate on the same seven priorities but we want to hear from you. 

  • Do you agree with these priorities or do you think we should focus on something else?
  • Could we be doing something differently?

All ideas, suggestions or comments will be considered and included in the recommendation to our Governing Body in March 2014.

Have your say...

Whether you are a local resident, patient or a member of a local group or network, we'd like to hear from you. There are a number ways you can get involved:

  • Come to a local event - We will be hosting an event on Monday 10th February between 10am – 12 noon at the Core in Barnsley with Healthwatch. If you would like further details, or to book a place, please call 01226 320106 or email
  • Email your comments or questions to us at
  • Feedback your comments at your local GP practice's patient reference group.
  • If you're happy to share your views online, let us know your thoughts via twitter @nhsbarnsleyccg or on
  • Watch this short film explaining how you can still feedback your thoughts and comments.