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Past engagement opportunities

These engagement and consultation activities have now closed. They will remain on this page so you can view them at any time.

Have your say – workshop to discuss hospital outpatient services in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw - Friday 30th June 2017 - New York Stadium, Rotherham 

A workshop to explore what is and isn’t possible when it comes to providing outpatient services in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw is taking place this month – and we’d really like to hear the views of the public and patients at the session.

Areas being discussed are:

  • what sort of advice and guidance people and GPs want and need when it comes to referrals, guidelines, thresholds, reviews and triage
  • ensuring everyone has the same access to NHS commissioned care across SYB
  • improving how we do things in outpatients – we know we’re not always efficient and want to look at how we can do more closer to where people live
  • how can we improve information available for patients, especially in an ever growing digital world.

There’ll be a chance to take part in the discussions, as well as look at and comment on some of the good practice that’s happening in our region. Your involvement could be sharing your positive experiences, providing constructive suggestions and being a patient/public voice within the discussions. There will be doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals at the event, along with managers.

The workshop takes place in Rotherham at the New York football stadium on the morning of Friday 30 June from 9am to 12pm and refreshments are available. To book a place, contact Helen Stevens at or call on 0114 305 1118/07787 162972. Deadline for booking is Monday 26 June 2017.

Working Together - The public consultations have now closed on plans to change hyper acute stroke services and children's surgery in South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire

Since October 2016, local people in Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Chesterfield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield have been asked to share their thoughts on proposals to change our region’s hyper acute stroke services, as well as some children’s surgery and anaesthesia services as part of a 20 week public consultation. 

The proposals, incorporating public feedback, have been developed by Commissioners Working Together, a partnership of the region’s NHS clinical commissioning groups and NHS England to improve services across South and Mid Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire

The public consultations came to a close on 14 February 2017.  All of the consultation feedback is currently in the process of being collated and analysed.  

A final decision on the future of these services is expected to be made in April.

Further information is available by visiting the Working Together website at 

Please click here to see the latest update on the proposals for hyper-acute stroke services: Update 15 November 2017

Right Care, Right Time, Right Place (RCRTRP) is a review of current hospital and community health services in Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield.

This review is led by NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Greater Huddersfield CCG, who border the Barnsley area CCGs are led by local GPs and it is our role to commission, plan and buy, the majority of hospital and community health services for their local population.  Their proposed changes have been worked on in partnership with NHS Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust (CHFT) who deliver the hospital services in our area.

The consultation came to a close on 24th June, please visit their website for the latest information.

Barnsley CCG and Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have reviewed the consultation documents and have submitted this joint response:

In response to the Greater Huddersfield CCG and Calderdale CCG proposals 2016:  Public consultation on proposed future arrangements for hospital and community health services.

Based on the information available in the consultation, we anticipate some people will travel to Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust accident and emergency department by ambulance.  

At this time, we do expect there will be more journeys made by ambulance to Barnsley but we do not anticipate this number to be significant. We understand however that  further analysis will become available for us to better estimate the number of attendances by ambulance.

We would ask that any further analysis from the commissioning CCGs shows information on patterns for Barnsley and Huddersfield residents, who are most likely to travel ‘across borders’ for their emergency care.

We are unable to determine from the proposals the immediate and ongoing needs of any patients travelling to Barnsley by ambulance based on their acuity.

It is unclear at this stage how many people will choose to attend Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust accident and emergency department as a ‘walk-in’.

Both the Clinical Commissioning Group and Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will continue to work with the neighbouring CCGs, as any further analysis becomes available.

On behalf of both,

Lesley Smith, Chief Officer, Barnsley CCG and Diane Wake, Chief Executive, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Our Commissioning Plans Workshop - Friday 12 February 2016 

We arranged a workshop to introduce and discuss the work that we are carrying out to take forwards our commissioning plans within Barnsley for over the next year and beyond.

This took place during the morning of Friday 12 February and was held at The Core in Barnsley.  It was aimed at anyone who wanted to gain a wider knowledge and understanding of our commissioning plans and to take part in workshop discussions to share their views and experiences to help us to shape these.

Over fifty participants joined us for this workshop and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their valuable input, energy, and enthusiasm.  We received some really constructive feedback on the day to take forwards.  

We have collated all of the comments and feedback that we received into a summary report and this was shared with all participants and lead commissioners in March.  A copy is available to download here

It is our intention to run a series of these type of events throughout the forthcoming year and all of the information shared will be captured and fed back to help shape plans for Barnsley.