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Evidence based interventions

South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Groups (Rotherham, Barnsley, Doncaster, Sheffield and Bassetlaw) have been working together to develop a common South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Commissioning for Outcomes Policy. This policy was implemented on 1 February 2018, and was updated on April 2019 as a result of the latest guidance.

The Commissioning for Outcomes Policy brings together all of the relevant existing policies from each CCG into one policy document and also introduces a number of additional policies. This policy will help to ensure that we get the best clinical outcomes for Barnsley people and for everyone across our wider region of South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw. 

We have this policy because we want to ensure that you are getting the best clinical outcome for your condition. Therefore, we want to reduce the number of interventions we do that don’t always work. Interventions, in this case, refer to some surgeries or treatments that doctors prescribe, without any special approval.

Up until now, the NHS has used these interventions to treat patients, but there is evidence to show that this is not always the best way of treating some conditions. This means that they can be ineffective.

Your own doctor and consultants will be able to refer to the guidance within the policy and apply it consistently for everyone.  That’s not to say it’s a one size fits all approach – your GP will discuss what realistic benefits you can get from different treatments and you'll decide together what could work best for you.

Please read the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Commissioning for Outcomes Policy for the guidance on each intervention please click on the relevant tab on the left side menu. 

The updated patient information leaflet relating to this policy can also be accessed here 

Get Fit First

The Get Fit First policy applies to these interventions. For further information please see the Get Fit First page.

More information about evidence-based interventions


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