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Cervical screening week
#TextYour loved ones this Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

This Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (22 to 28 January), women in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw are being urged to contact their loved ones and encourage them to take up the offer of, potentially lifesaving, cervical screening.

23 January 2018
Barnsley group shortlisted for a national award for reducing the stigma around mental health

Barnsley young people's mental health group OASIS has been shortlisted for Innovator of the Year in the national Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards.

20 December 2017
New Barnsley service to improve waiting times for back, muscle and joint pain

A new way of assessing and referring Barnsley people for back and joint problems will start in April 2018. Following guidance from NHS England, Barnsley CCG reviewed the way the current services worked across Barnsley and updated the way these services need to be offered.

20 December 2017
Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) wins a national award for connecting services online

NHS Barnsley CCG has won the clinical commissioning category at the Health Business awards 2017.

19 December 2017
NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) wins two national patient safety awards

Barnsley CCG has won two national awards for improving patient care by helping people get the best out of their medications. 

12 December 2017
Patients in region to benefit from national funding

Patients will benefit from a significant investment across South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire aimed at improving the stage at which cancers are diagnosed and making more cancers curable.

12 December 2017
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Barnsley CCG Highly Commended in CCG of the Year 2017

NHS Barnsley CCG has been highly commended in the CCG of the Year 2017 category at the national Health Service Journal (HSJ) awards. 

24 November 2017

A decision to change the way people receive care in the first few days after having a stroke in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw has been made by the joint committee of clinical commissioning groups.

16 November 2017
Dr Nick Balac: Think pharmacy first this winter

Dr Balac talks to the Barnsley Chronicle about why he's encouraging you to go your local pharmacy this winter.

13 November 2017
More children eligible to get the flu vaccine this winter

Barnsley CCG is backing Public Health England's plea to parents whose children have not yet been vaccinated against flu to do so before the winter flu season begins. 

03 November 2017
New respiratory service in Barnsley

A new Barnsley respiratory service will enhance the patient experience and reduce the number of hospital trips for patients.

The Barnsley REspiratory Assessment and THErapy (BREATHE) Service has been commissioned by Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group and is delivered in a joint partnership between Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Barnsley Healthcare Federation.

02 October 2017
NHS Barnsley CCG shortlisted for a top national healthcare award

NHS Barnsley CCG is among ten organisations from across the country to be shortlisted for a national accolade of Health Service Journal CCG of the year

11 September 2017
Come along to our Annual General Meeting

NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group will be holding its Annual General Meeting on 28 September at the Digital Media Centre in Barnsley.

06 September 2017
Share your views on pain management treatments

NHS Barnsley CCG and partners are working together to ensure that the pain management treatments provided to Barnsley people are up to date with current clinical national guidance.

The CCG wants to gather feedback on people’s experience of treatments for ongoing pain. The more feedback the better, to help ensure that future services meet the needs of the local people.

09 August 2017
NHS Barnsley CCG wants your views on diabetes services

NHS Barnsley CCG and its partners are working together to improve the way that diabetes services are delivered, to improve the health outcomes for the people of Barnsley. 

09 August 2017
Have your say on musculoskeletal services

NHS Barnsley CCG wants your views on assessment and treatment services for joint, bone, muscle or ligament problems.

26 July 2017
Barnsley CCG Secures Good Rating

NHS England has published ratings today for 2016/17 highlighting where Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are performing well. Barnsley CCG has secured a 'Good' overall rating in this annual assessment.

21 July 2017
Contract awarded for overnight and weekend GP care

NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group has awarded the contract, worth around £4.8m, to a Barnsley organisation to provide high quality out-of-hours GP services for the next three years.

19 July 2017
Private Sector Paperless Award 2017
Patient record improvements win national award for Barnsley

NHS Barnsley CCG and Barnsley Healthcare Federation CIC wins national award for the improvements made to the way patient healthcare information is stored and shared.

14 July 2017
Plans approved to improve safety and reduce waste when it comes to ordering repeat medication

NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has approved plans to support patients and put them in control of ordering their repeat prescription medication.

The CCG has been working with GPs, pharmacies and residents across the borough to review ways of improving safety and reducing waste when it comes to the repeat ordering of medicines.

30 June 2017
Working better together to improve emergency operations for children

A decision to change the way some children’s surgery and anaesthesia services are provided in South and Mid Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire has been made today (Wednesday 28 June 2017) by the joint committee of clinical commissioning groups.

29 June 2017
Dr Nick Balac: Type of treatment makes all the difference

Dr Balac talks in the Barnsley Chronicle about why having surgery for some conditions isn't always necessary and why there are alternative to having an operation.

13 April 2017
Have your say on care navigation and telehealth services

NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is currently reviewing the way in which local care navigation’ and telehealth services are provided within the community.  The services are provided across Barnsley by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SWYPFT).   

04 April 2017
£821,000 investment over next three years to improve health and wellbeing across Barnsley

NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group is investing £821,000 over the next three years on prescribing services for more than just medicine.

01 February 2017
Improving residents’ health and wellbeing at the heart of Barnsley Plan

An ambitious plan which rethinks re-thinks the way Barnsley’s health and social care services are provided in the future is now available to read online. 

The locally-based Barnsley Plan, which runs up to 2020, is the result of many months of work by Barnsley Council and the local NHS, and will be delivered by the Health and Wellbeing Board.

24 January 2017
Working together to keep adults safe from harm or abuse

Barnsley Safeguarding Adults Board is raising awareness about how everyone can work together to keep adults safe from harm and abuse and how to report any concerns.

11 January 2017
Dr Nick Balac: Help the NHS through this busy period

Dr Nick Balac talks about how to stay well this winter in this week's Barnsley Chronicle. 

16 December 2016
Dr Balac talks stroke and children's surgery in this week's Barnsley Chronicle

In this week's Barnsley Chronicle Dr Nick Balac's talks about the need for the NHS to keep evolving and developing to keep pace with the ever changing range of healthcare needs of the patients it looks after.

25 November 2016
Community Shop
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust and Community Shop open first collaborative social supermarket to transform coalfields communities

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust, the only organisation dedicated to supporting coalfield communities, and Community Shop, the organisation using surplus food to build stronger individuals and stronger communities, have today launched their first strategic partnership project, opening the doors of their social supermarket, Community Shop Athersley.

24 October 2016
NHS Barnsley CCG, Barnsley Council and Shared Lives Plus join forces to help more people be cared for in a family home in Barnsley, instead of a hospital

Shared Lives Plus, the UK network for Shared Lives and Homeshare has today announced that Barnsley has been chosen to receive a share of the £1.75m investment from NHS England to take forward an innovative family-based initiative to help more people to be cared for in a home, not a hospital.

19 October 2016

People living in Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Chesterfield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield are being invited to share their thoughts on proposals to change our region’s hyper acute stroke services where patients are treated and given care for up to the first 72 hours after having a stroke.

04 October 2016

People living in Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Chesterfield, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield and Wakefield are being invited to share their thoughts on proposals to change our region’s children’s surgery and anaesthesia services.

04 October 2016
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Barnsley FC supporting local Breast Cancer Screening

Barnsley FC show support for local screening unit during Breast Cancer Awareness month

28 September 2016
Stoptober - Quit together this October

Stoptober is back for a fifth year to encourage smokers to quit together this October

28 September 2016
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Barnsley apprentices get a head start in healthcare

Budding healthcare apprentices have completed their first step on a new CCG programme which is encouraging people to advance into healthcare assistant roles in GP surgeries across the borough.

05 August 2016
NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group has received one of the highest ratings in the country by NHS England.

The annual NHS England assurance assessment for 2015/16 measures how the CCG has performed throughout the year. The CCG, who plans and buys  health and wellbeing services on behalf of the Barnsley population, received a rating of Good, putting them in a strong position nationally.

25 July 2016
Dr Nick Balac's View: Medicines Matter

Here's the latest column for Barnsley Chronicle from Barnsley CCG Chair and local GP Dr Nick Balac. This month Dr Balac talks about what the CCG is doing about getting the best out of your medicines and what you can do if you have a prescription medication that you no longer need.

15 July 2016
NHS Barnsley CCG wins another national award

Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group has won another national health award for the development of the RightCare Barnsley service.

30 June 2016
Barnsley people benefit from new hearing equipment

NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group has introduced personal hearing amplifiers into GP surgeries to improve communication.

08 June 2016
Barnsley CCG reaches national awards

The national Healthcare Transformation Awards 2016 have shortlisted RightCare Barnsley in the innovations and service redesign category. This service recently won another national award and so this is the second time the Barnsley service has been put on the map.

03 June 2016
Mental health matters

Read Dr Nick Balac's column for the Barnsley Chronicle this week. Dr Balac, chair of the CCG and local GP in New Lodge and Athersley, talks about the importance of relationships to how we feel and the work that's being done across Barnsley to support young people and their families with their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

27 May 2016
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NHS Barnsley CCG wins HSJ national award

NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has won a national award in the clinical support services category at the 2016 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Value in Healthcare Awards.


26 May 2016
Advice to patients during the industrial action Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 April 2016

Advice to patients during the junior doctor industrial action - Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 April 2016

22 April 2016
Books to boost mental health

Barnsley libraries are backing a new scheme which will see doctors recommend books for teenagers experiencing mental health problems.

22 April 2016
HSJ Award finalist
NHS Barnsley CCG shortlisted in prestigious HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards

NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been shortlisted in the clinical support services category at the 2016 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Value in Healthcare Awards, to be held in May.

07 April 2016
NHS Barnsley CCG creates 40 new apprenticeships

NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group has committed to invest in 40 new apprenticeships working in GP practices across the borough.

24 March 2016
Our Barnsley 2025
Our Barnsley 2025 - your vision for your borough

What’s your vision for the borough of Barnsley in 2025? That’s the question the One Barnsley partnership is asking residents next month.

22 March 2016
Notice blood in your pee? Tell your doctor.

Barnsley Clinical Commissioning group and Barnsley Council are urging people to visit their doctor if they notice any blood in their pee.

04 March 2016
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New GP service hits 2000 mark

Over 2000 Barnsley patients have used the new iHEART GP services since it launched in November 2015.

01 March 2016
Advice to patients during the industrial action on 10 February 2016

Advice to patients during the industrial action on 10 February 2016

09 February 2016
Dr Ghani
Dr Ghani
Barnsley CCG highlighted for focus on preventing stroke
Barnsley CCG is highlighted in the latest national report by NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC)  'Delivering a healthier future: How CCGs are leading the way on prevention and early diagnosis'.
The report showcases a range of innovative case studies from across the country, which demonstrate the difference that clinically led commissioning is making, with the projects featured only made possible through the influence, expertise and local knowledge brought by frontline GPs and clinicians.
Dr Mehrban Ghani, local Barnsley GP and medical director at the CCG, talks about the investment and focus the CCG has taken on stroke prevention.
28 January 2016
CCG awards contract for GP services in Lundwood and Shafton

NHS Barnsley CCG has awarded the contract for GP services at Lundwood and Highgate GP surgeries to Barnsley Healthcare Federation.


31 December 2015
NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group appoints new contract to run GP services at Brierley Medical Centre.

NHS Barnsley CCG has appointed the contract for GP services at the Brierley Medical Centre to Barnsley Healthcare Federation. They will take over the running of the Brierley Medical Centre practice, from the existing premises in Brierley, commencing 1 December 2015.

10 November 2015
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Free Online Resource Offers Help for People with Long Term Conditions

A free online resource which offers advice on long-term conditions and how to manage them more effectively has been launched across the borough.

05 November 2015
Martine Tune Sahara Trek For Macmillan
CCG’s Martine Plays Charity Tune in Sahara Trek

The Deputy Chief Nurse and Head of Patient Safety at NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Martine Tune is gearing up for sponsored 100km trek across the Sahara desert in a bid to raise £10k for a cancer charity.

28 October 2015
Improved access to GP services moves a step further

Plans to offer telephone, email and video appointments with GPs and nurses in the evenings and over the weekends will be in place by the autumn with seven out of ten people saying they would use these online or telephone services.

29 July 2015
Barnsley Market traders helping to build a dementia friendly community

Dementia Action Alliance delivers a number of dementia awareness training sessions to Barnsley Market traders, at the Barnsley Community Shop on Cheapside.

13 July 2015
Campaign Urges Women Over 70 to Be Clear on Cancer

Barnsley Council and Barnsley Clinical Commissioning group are urging women aged 70 or over to be aware of breast cancer symptoms. The message comes as part of the national ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ campaign and highlights the risk of breast cancer amongst this age group and aims to increase knowledge of the lesser-known breast cancer symptoms.

13 July 2015
Invite to our AGM

NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group, the organisation responsible for planning and buying local health services, will present our Annual Report and Accounts at our second Annual General Meeting in June.

05 June 2015