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Your Opinion Matters

Getting Involved

Thank you for getting involved. Click on the links below, or at the side of this page, to take you straight to your area of interest.

Get fit first

Getting the best clinical outcome for your condition is very important. If your GP thinks you may need surgery in the future, they will talk to you about getting in the best shape you can.

The CCG is proposing that people who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or above, or who smoke, will be asked to spend a period of time getting fit first, before being referred for routine surgery and will be offered support to help them to do so. 

We have pulled together a draft patient information leaflet and we are asking for your comments. It provides details of the benefits of getting in the best shape you can before surgery and why your GP will be talking to you about supporting you to do this, in a way which suits you - whether that is through the free local weight management groups or free stop smoking service, or something which suits you better.

We need to understand what information you may need, if this applies to you in the future. We will take all the feedback and use it to develop something which is clear and provides answers to your questions. This summary of feedback will be shared with the Governing Body as they consider this policy in December 2017.

The leaflet would be available to your GP and hospital consultants to use when they discuss this with you. You would be able to take a copy away or download it from this website. 

Download the draft patient leaflet here.

After reading the draft patient leaflet we would welcome your feedback on the following:

  • Is the information clear and easy to understand?
  • Is there any more information you would like to add?
  • Is there anything you would do to improve the information?
  • Any other feedback on the patient information.

Your feedback?

The closing date for feedback was Monday 11th December 2017. Thank you for sending us your comments. A summary of the comments and what we have done as a result of all the feedback will be available here in the next couple of weeks. A summary of the feedback will also be provided to the CCG Governing Body meeting in public on 14th December 2017. The summary is here.

Have your say on Primary Care Support to Care Homes 

The CCG, is currently reviewing the way in which local primary care services provide support into care homes across the borough.

Click here for details of how to feedback. Please provide us with any comments and feedback you may have by the extended deadline of Friday 15th December.   All your responses will be treated in confidence.

Proposed relocation of Cope Street Branch Surgery 

Park Grove Surgery are seeking views over the next eight weeks from patients and the public about the proposed relocation from their branch surgery based at Cope Street into a brand new purpose-built health centre.

Click here for all the details of how to feedback your views.

Help shape hospital services

Healthcare professionals across South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and Chesterfield are coming together with patients and the public to help shape how hospital services could be delivered in the future to ensure local people continue to get safe, sustainable, high quality care.

The first step will be to look at how current hospital services are provided and what needs to happen to future proof them, taking into account local and national issues such as rising demand, workforce and resource challenges and consistently delivering quality standards. The aim will be to ensure patients and local communities have access to appropriate, safe, high quality care and that improved ways of working are developed to ensure existing staff are retained as well as hospitals being able to attract the best possible staff in the future.

The piece of work will not look at closing any of the current general hospitals in South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw or Chesterfield.

The decision to work collectively across South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and Chesterfield has been taken to ensure that it is local healthcare professionals, public and patients that drive changes moving forward and that we have services tailored to local needs.

Click here for more details of the regional event being held in Sheffield on 6th December.  Prior registration to attend this event is required 

Our drop-in event took place on 14th November, 3.30pm and 4pm, at the Digital Media Centre, County Way Barnsley. Thank to everyone who attended.

Local pharmacy services

Barnsley Council is asking what you think about Barnsley’s draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA).

The local PNA is a way of making sure that pharmacies across the Barnsley are providing the right services, in the right locations for our residents.  These services are an important part of the overall health care system, which make a significant contribution to improving people’s health and wellbeing.

Barnsley Council has a legal duty to make the draft PNA available for comments, therefore, this survey will form part of the Barnsley Council’s consultation plan.  They would like to hear your views on the content and layout of the draft PNA.  Please click on the link to read the document and once you have read the PNA, please feedback your thoughts by completing our online survey

Should you experience problems in accessing either the PNA document or completing the online survey, the public health team can be contacted by emailing

The consultation on the draft PNA will run from 20th October 2017 to 19th December 2017.  All findings and comments will remain confidential and be summarised to produce the final PNA document.

Featured National Consultation from NHS England 

Modernising radiotherapy services in England - Consultation on proposed service specification

NHS England has launched an 8 week consultation on radiotherapy services. The consultation is seeking feedback on a new specification for adult radiotherapy services.

Radiotherapy is a core part of modern cancer treatment. It can cure cancers, can assist in alleviating symptoms and is cost effective. It is second only to surgery in its effectiveness in treating cancer and around 40% of patients who are cured receive radiotherapy as part of or the whole of their treatment.

Click on the title link above to find out more including how to provide your feedback prior to the closing date of 18th December 2017