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CCG receives highest rating for patient and community engagement

Barnsley CCG receives a Green Star rating in the Improvement and Assessment Framework Patient and Community Engagement Indicator 2018/19 Assessment.

25 July 2019
CCG rated outstanding for second year

NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group, which is responsible for planning and buying healthcare services for around 240,000 people across Barnsley, is rated as outstanding for a second consecutive year and is recognised for its continued high standards and performance.

11 July 2019
Local allied health professionals recognised in regional awards

Eight local health and care teams were announced as winners of the first ever South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw AHP Awards including two from Barnsley.

The awards, run by the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System (ICS) celebrated innovative projects led by a range of Allied Health Professions (AHPs) across the region.

05 July 2019
Survey will help find out how we can respond to suicide as a community

Barnsley CCG is supporting a call by South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System (ICS), which would like to hear from anyone who has been bereaved from or affected by suicide and who would like to share their views. 

06 June 2019
Yorkshire & Humber Funder’s Forum to hold their 4th annual Focus on Funding event in Barnsley

South Yorkshire Funding Advice Bureau along with Barnsley CVS, and with support from Barnsley Town Hall and BMBC, are proud to be bringing this free event to Barnsley.  It will be an opportunity to showcase Barnsley to the rest of the Yorkshire & Humber region – and also to the several national funders that will be in attendance.

05 June 2019
NHS seeking help of local charities

Barnsley CVS and NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are holding an event to look at plans to improve health and wellbeing in the coming years. They want ideas from charities, voluntary groups and community organisation.

05 June 2019
Barnsley GP surgery offers out-of-hours cervical cancer screening

A GP practice in Lundwood has held an out-of-hours service for local women to fit their cervical screening appointments around their busy schedules.

The Lundwood Practice held the clinic between 5 and 8pm in order to book appointments for patients who were overdue the check. The practice contacted the women who were registered with the centre and offered them a convenient appointment.

Cervical screening is offered to women from the age of 25 but uptake of this potentially life-saving check-up is lowest in the 25-49 year age group. In Barnsley only 74% of women this age attend their appointments.

24 May 2019
Cartoon people walking and running and cycling.
Barnsley to be transformed into a giant game this summer

Barnsley is set to be transformed into a giant game through June and July as thousands of residents compete to see if their school, community or business can walk, run, push, scoot or cycle the furthest.

Running from 5 June to 17 July, Beat the Street is a free, fun challenge where people are rewarded with points and prizes for exploring their town and getting active.

More than 200 special sensors called ‘Beat Boxes’ will appear on lampposts across Barnsley. Players tap the Beat Boxes with cards and fobs to track their journey and earn points for themselves and their team – the more Beat Boxes people tap during a journey, the more points they earn.

24 May 2019
Screening programme urges annual eye screening

NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programmes in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw are advising anyone who has ever been diagnosed with the condition to attend annual screening appointments, a crucial part of diabetes care. 

03 April 2019
BeCancerSafe up for national award

Be Cancer SAFE in Barnsley and Rotherham was shortlisted at the inaugural NAVCA Awards, recognising the programme’s innovative ‘social movement’ in the area over the last 12 months.

01 April 2019
Help shape services and support for people with sight loss

Barnsley’s Vision Strategy group wants to hear about the experiences of Barnsley residents who have sight loss, from the point of diagnosis to on-going support and services. 

29 March 2019
Barnsley doctor urges women to take up the offer of a smear test

The importance of cervical screening (commonly known as a smear test) is being stressed by doctors throughout South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw during the national Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2019 (21 to 27 January).

23 January 2019
Will you be part of Barnsley’s biggest healthcare survey?

From this week (January 2019), more than 10,000 people are being given an opportunity to tell the NHS about their experiences of using services at the GP practice they are registered with.  The GP Patient Survey invites a sample of people aged 16 and over from the 33 practices across the borough to take part.

08 January 2019
Barnsley parents urged: “Make a swap when you next shop” to reduce children’s sugar intake

The NHS in Barnsley and Barnsley Council are supporting the latest Public Health England Change4Life campaign which asks parents to “Make a swap when you next shop” to halve their children’s sugar intake from some everyday food and drinks.

03 January 2019
Workforce boost with trainee nursing associates

Nursing Associates, trained to work under Registered Nurses carrying out some of the more routine tasks, allowing Registered Nurses to spend more time with patients, especially those with more complex needs, are now working across South Yorkshire thanks to success in Rotherham and Barnsley.

02 January 2019
Barnsley pharmacy and GP opening times at Christmas and New Year

Here are the opening times for Barnsley pharmacies and GP appointments over the Christmas, boxing day and new year bank holidays.

24 December 2018
New medical centre opens doors

A £3.25m medical facility has opened its doors in Barnsley town centre this month, creating capacity for 4,000 extra patients in the area.

23 November 2018
Barnsley safeguarding service joins forces with South Yorkshire police to help victims of fraud

Barnsley CCG is backing Barnsley council’s safeguarding adults team and South Yorkshire Police to help residents who have been affected by fraud.

When South Yorkshire Police receive information from the anti-fraud line, they will put adult safeguarding officers in touch with those people in Barnsley who have been a victim so they can be offered additional support and advice.

16 November 2018
New website launch offers free courses for common mental health conditions

People in Barnsley can now access free courses and resources to help with common mental health conditions online following the launch of the new Barnsley Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) website on Stress Awareness Day (Wednesday 7 November).

16 November 2018

Following an independent review of five services across the region’s hospitals, health partners across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw have given the go ahead for further work to look at improving the way they are delivered, now and in the future.  

26 October 2018
Launching South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw health and care services into the future

As of today (1 October 2018) national NHS bodies have transferred greater control to South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw for health services run and delivered to the 1.5 million people who live there. 

01 October 2018
National Eye Health Week comes to Barnsley

Barnsley residents are being encouraged to have regular eye tests and raise awareness about eye health as part of National Eye Health Week which runs from Monday 24 September to Sunday 30 August.

According to Public Health England, Barnsley has the worst rate for preventable sight loss in the country. To tackle this, Barnsley Council will be raising awareness about the importance of eye health across the borough, and the exemptions and discounts available through the NHS, as well as sharing information on the council’s Facebook and Twitter pages using the hashtag #EyeWeek.

21 September 2018
Barnsley CCG in running for Healthy Workplace Awards 2018

Barnsley CCG is up for three awards recognising the ambition, leadership and innovation in the health and wellbeing of our workforce as Barnsley Council plays host the Healthy Workplace Awards and Best Bar None night on Wednesday 19 September.

18 September 2018
NHS Barnsley CCG finalist for two top healthcare awards

NHS Barnsley CCG is on the shortlist for two national healthcare awards for the work it is doing to transform intermediate care services and for staff engagement.

04 September 2018
Barnsley one of only 20 CCGs rated Outstanding

NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group, which is responsible for planning and buying healthcare services for around 240,000 people registered with a GP in Barnsley, is rated as Outstanding overall by NHS England and has been recognised for its continued high standards and performance.

04 September 2018
Tesco Community Champions
Tesco stores pledge to ‘Be Cancer SAFE’

Tesco stores in the South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire area are supporting their colleagues and customers to Be Cancer SAFE.

03 September 2018
Disabilities Minister and Mayor launch Working Win health-led employment trial

A multi-million pound trailblazing health and employment trial, which has been signed up to by all the region’s NHS Trusts, and 110 South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw GPs, was officially launched in Sheffield City Region this month by Sarah Newton MP, Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, and Dan Jarvis, Mayor of the Sheffield City Region.

24 August 2018
Freshers urged to get meningitis and MMR jabs ahead of new university term

Barnsley CCG and Barnsley Council is supporting Public Health England’s (PHE) call to students to make sure they are up to date with both the MenACWY vaccine, which protects against meningitis, and measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) jab before the start of term.

24 August 2018
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New service for common eye problems

PEOPLE with everyday eye problems such as sore eyes or red eyes are encouraged to make use of the free service on the NHS.

The Barnsley minor eye conditions service assesses and treats people with every day eye problems through specialists at opticians across Barnsley.

It is a free service, which is funded by NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group. The service was reviewed early in 2018 and the CCG has now expanded what’s available to include assessments for people who may need cataract surgery.

17 August 2018
A few of the CCG Hillder Hikers hand over cheque for £1308 to Barnsley charity MIND
The Barnsley CCG ‘Hillder Hikers’ raise over £1000 for local mental health charity

A team of walkers from NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group has collectively raised over £1300 for local mental health charity, Rotherham & Barnsley Mind. The staff group, who refer to themselves as the ‘Hillder Hikers’, recently formed to complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge and successfully succeeded in beating their target of completing the walk in less than 12 hours.

14 August 2018
8 out of 10 patients are positive about Barnsley GPs says new national survey

As the NHS treats more patients than ever before, a new nationwide survey shows the vast majority of people across Barnsley are positive about their GP care – with eight out of ten patients rating their overall experience of their GP surgery as good.

13 August 2018
Talking therapy is just a phone call away

Access to mental health support in Barnsley is now easier than ever before with the launch of a re-commissioned free improving access to psychological therapies service (IAPT).

30 July 2018
Events and workshops help make safeguarding everybody’s business

Prevention will be the key theme of this year’s Safeguarding Awareness Week in Barnsley (Monday, 9 to Friday, 13 July) and there are plenty of ways for people to get involved. 

19 June 2018
New health-led employment trial launches across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw

A new health-led employment trial that will support people with a mental or physical health condition to find and remain in employment has been launched by Sheffield City Region and South Yorkshire Housing Association (SYHA) with backing from Barnsley CCG.

04 June 2018
Red bag scheme
The Red Bag: Improving care for care home residents

The Red Bag scheme is being launched in Barnsley to improve the quality of hospital transfers for patients living in community or care homes.

18 April 2018
Clinical pharmacy awards
Barnsley CCG shortlisted for a national healthcare award

Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been shortlisted for a Best of Clinical Pharmacy Award at the Clinical Pharmacy Congress 2018.

18 April 2018
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NHS England launches further dedicated mental health services for veterans

NHS England has launched the NHS Veterans’ Mental Health Complex Treatment Service, further expanding the range of dedicated care and treatment for those who have served their country.

10 April 2018
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Pharmacy opening times - Easter 2018

A number of Pharmacies will be available in Barnsley over the Easter 2018 weekend. Find out more here.

29 March 2018
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GP opening times - Easter 2018

GP opening times over the Easter bank holiday weekend 2018. Find out more here.

29 March 2018
New ways of joining up care and advice for people living with diabetes in Barnsley starts in April 2018

A new contract for joined-up adult diabetes services has been awarded to Barnsley Hospital and Barnsley Healthcare Federation at a value of £3,075,000 over the next three years.

05 March 2018
Stay well in the cold weather

The NHS in Barnsley and across Yorkshire and the Humber is reminding people to look after themselves and others during the current colder weather. 

26 February 2018
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