Putting Barnsley people first...

branch graphic


Barnsley CCG annual report and accounts 2021 2022 published

The latest annual accounts for NHS Barnsley CCG are now available to read. The report highlights another challenging year as we continued living through the pandemic. There was however hope as we saw the impact of the COVID-19 vaccination programme as it continued to roll out successfully.

We ended the year with the positive news that a new community diagnostic centre, based in the heart of the town centre in a new retail and leisure site, would soon be launched. This site offers additional and convenient access to a range of diagnostic tests, such as bone density scans, blood tests and many more.

23 June 2022
MH strategy social 1 Click for full size image
New all-age mental health strategy launches in Barnsley

Barnsley's Health and Wellbeing Board has approved a new all-age Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy for 2022-2026. The new strategy will help to make sure that Barnsley has the support and culture to enable everyone within the borough to achieve their potential

10 June 2022
Bank Holiday   repeat prescriptions Click for full size image
Stay well this extended Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend

NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is encouraging people not to leave it until the last minute to order and collect repeat prescriptions before the extended Platinum Jubilee bank holiday break, from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June.

20 May 2022
FINAL Vfairs social   350 roles Click for full size image
Online recruitment fair to showcase Barnsley Health and Care jobs

Local NHS organisations and Barnsley Council are hosting a free-to-attend virtual recruitment event, as part of a recruitment drive to help get Barnsley and South Yorkshire residents into local health and care jobs. Visit jobsinhealthandcarebarnsley.vfairs.com to sign up today.

04 May 2022
Barnsley GP and Pharmacy opening times May BH 2022 Click for full size image
GP and pharmacy opening times in Barnsley this Early May Bank Holiday Monday 2022

A range of GP and Pharmacy services will be available across the borough for Barnsley residents this Bank Holiday Monday, 2nd May 2022. Find out more here.

27 April 2022
A written statement of action for Barnsley services for people aged 0-25 years with SEND

In September 2021, the Barnsley area was inspected by Ofsted and Care Quality Commission (CQC) to review how well the borough meets its responsibilities for children and young people (aged 0-25) who have special educational needs and disability (SEND). The inspection report noted many strengths and the progress we’ve made over the last two years. However, it also highlighted two areas of significant concern. 

Read more about the report and a copy of the Written Statement of Action which will be presented at Barnsley Council's cabinet on Wednesday 18 May.

22 April 2022
Easter   repeat prescriptions graphic Click for full size image
Stay well this Easter break

NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is encouraging people not to leave it until the last minute to order and collect repeat prescriptions before the Easter break.

Most GP practices and pharmacies will be running reduced opening hours through the easter period, so people should take stock to see if they have enough medications to last over the upcoming four-day bank holiday weekend.

11 April 2022
015061 SYB Cancer Alliance World Cancer Day DIGITAL Ad Click for full size image
Let's Nudge the Odds this World Cancer Day

This World Cancer Day, Friday 4 February 2022, NHS Barnsley CCG in partnership with South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw ICS Cancer Alliance, is highlighting the importance of coming forward with worrying signs and symptoms or for routine screening appointments in a bid to diagnose and treat people as early and as fast as possible; giving people the best possible chance to not only survive but live healthy lives long after their treatment.

04 February 2022
Mandy Rylance Stroke survivor Click for full size image
Stroke is treatable – don’t ignore ‘feeling unwell’ says survivor

A stroke survivor is asking people not to ignore ‘feeling unwell’ after she spent three days in intensive care fighting to recover from a stroke she didn’t realise she was having.

24 January 2022
Cervical Cancer Prevention Week - Get Involved!

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week runs from January 17-23, and as part of this, health partners are spreading information about cervical cancer and how it can be prevented.

20 January 2022
Collaboration between Weston Park and Barnsley medical centre enables cancer patients to be treated closer to home

Patients undergoing treatment for cancer will now be able to receive some of their treatment closer to home due to a partnership between Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Burleigh Medical Centre in Barnsley.

20 January 2022
GP appointments and pharmacy services available in Barnsley Christmas and New Year 2021

The holiday season is upon us and we’ve got lots of bank holiday days throughout the season this year. Find out how to book GP appointments and which pharmacies are open near you this Christmas and New Year.

23 December 2021
Barnsley booster programme urges more under 50s to come forward

The Barnsley booster vaccination programme has seen a record response but health and care leaders worry others may not realise the importance of coming forward as soon as possible.


Latest Barnsley figures show that more than eight in ten eligible people, over the age of 50, have now had their booster vaccine, with over 108,000 Barnsley people in total now having had theirs. However, health and care bosses are now urging eligible people, including those under 50, to come forward and get their booster over this next week.

22 December 2021
New NHS walk-in clinic Barnsley Metrodome helps 90,000 get their booster vaccine

The Barnsley NHS GP vaccination service announces a large-scale pop-up clinic to help vaccinate the estimated 90,000 across the borough who will be eligible for their booster before the end of December 2021.


The new pop-up vaccine clinic at Barnsley Metrodome will be open for walk-in booster appointments at 11am on Thursday 16 December 2021. It will be there for a time limited period until the end of December to help with the national announcement that all eligible adults aged 18 or over should be offered the booster vaccine by December 31 2021.

15 December 2021
The NHS and council in Barnsley have approved a £2.7million additional investment into a range of health and social care services ahead of this winter

Health and care organisations across Barnsley and South Yorkshire are prioritising the recruitment of additional staff and resilience of services this winter due to the ongoing high levels of COVID-19 infection rates and the impact that has had on services.

02 December 2021
Early pay rise for adult social care workers in South Yorkshire arrives just in time for Christmas

Social care workers are set to receive a long-awaited pay increase four months early thanks to a landmark £15million pound agreement between health and care organisations across South Yorkshire. 

02 December 2021
Gavin Boyle confirmed as Designate Chief Executive of South Yorkshire’s Integrated Care Board

Gavin Boyle confirmed as Designate Chief Executive of South Yorkshire’s Integrated Care Board

Following an extensive recruitment process, Gavin Boyle has been appointed as the new Chief Executive designate of the South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (SYICB).

01 December 2021
Top up Jab Bookings To Open Up For More Than 17,000

From 7am today (Monday 22 November), people aged 40 to 49 will be able to book their booster vaccines and 16 and 17-year-olds can make appointments for their second jabs.

23 November 2021
send ofsted inspection Click for full size image
Joint area SEND inspection in Barnsley

Message from Mel John-Ross, Executive Director of Children’s Services at Barnsley Council and Jamie Wike, Chief Operating Officer, Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group.

18 November 2021
COVID-19 boosters for Barnsley care homes on track as the NHS vaccination programme accelerates ahead of winter


Around 61 care homes have already been visited while a further 15 homes have visits scheduled within the coming days and weeks, as part of the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme.


With all of the homes either visited or with visits booked, local GP, community nursing and pharmacy teams are working to make sure that the remaining care homes can book their booster vaccine clinic as soon as possible, as the NHS rollout intensifies ahead of winter.

27 October 2021
Read our open letter to all Barnsley residents

As we head into winter, we want to share with you some of the challenges and opportunities facing NHS and care services, and how together, we can all help each other.

The way Barnsley people have responded flexibly to the NHS throughout the past 18 months has been amazing and we still need your help.

The pandemic is not over. Rates remain high, people continue to die from COVID-19, and others are experiencing long-COVID. It is still having an impact on all aspects of people’s lives and we certainly see it still in health and care services.

There are some simple things that would make a real difference to making sure that everybody gets the care they need.

15 October 2021
Barnsley’s GP vaccination team give 500 Covid-19 booster vaccinations in the first day

Herbert Barker, the first man in Barnsley to have the COVID-19 vaccine back in December 2020, kicked off the booster campaign in Barnsley on Wednesday, 29 September.

The team will vaccinate 500 people on the first day of booster roll out from the Priory Campus site in Lundwood.

Andrea Parkin, head of the GP vaccination service in Barnsley said: "Whilst we never underestimated the enormity of the task to vaccinate and protect our Barnsley population, few of us imagined that we would still be vaccinating at such a large scale 10 months later. Since we started, we’ve given over 260,000 vaccines in Barnsley which is phenomenal.

29 September 2021
Invitations to book a COVID booster jab will be sent to one and a half million people this week

Invitations to book a COVID booster jab will be sent to one and a half million people this week as the NHS vaccination programme enters a new phase ahead of winter.

20 September 2021
Most vulnerable to be offered COVID-19 booster vaccine from next week

Millions of vulnerable people are to be offered a COVID-19 booster vaccine from next week as the government confirms it has accepted the final advice from the independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

  • Millions of UK’s most vulnerable to be offered a COVID-19 booster vaccine from next week
  • UK accepts advice from the independent JCVI on who to prioritise for a booster dose
  • Further details on deployment to be set out in due course

The programme will be rolled out to the same priority groups as previously. This means care home residents, health and social care workers, people aged over 50, those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19, adult carers, and adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals will be prioritised.

15 September 2021
Covid-19 vaccination service partners up with Barnsley College

The Barnsley NHS GP COVID-19 vaccination service is joining up with Barnsley College to run clinics on-site for students and staff during September (20th & 27th).

The clinics will be open for any students and staff who want their first vaccine.

In a little over a month since Barnsley 16 and 17-year-olds were offered the vaccine, over half of them have already come forward to have theirs. Those aged 18 to 24 have now also passed the uptake rate of some of the older age groups with more than 7 out of 10 now having had their first dose.

The clinics at Barnsley College will offer an additional opportunity for those starting back this term to get their vaccine. 

15 September 2021
GP and pharmacy opening times in Barnsley this August Bank Holiday Monday 2021

GP and Pharmacy opening times in Barnsley for Bank holiday Monday, 30th August 2021.

25 August 2021
Help to shape the future of GP services at Brierly Medical Centre

NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is asking patients of Brierley Medical Centre to share their experiences of GP services to help inform future plans for the practice.

06 August 2021
Barnsley FC’s first team and U23 squad support the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out in Barnsley

Barnsley Football Club's Brad Collins, Aapo Halme, Jordan Williams and Matty Wolfe were amongst those that visited Priory Campus, Lundwood, to obtain their first vaccine last week. 

Reds Goalkeeper, Brad Collins, said: “Everyone at the Club has worked so hard over the last 12 months to fight against this virus and it’s now great that the vaccine has been so successful.

“I understand some may have reservations about needles, but I didn’t really feel anything. It was a simple and easy process.”

05 July 2021
Over 300 people come forward for Barnsley town-centre vaccine drop-in

The Barnsley NHS GP vaccination service vaccinated over 300 people at the first drop-in clinic to be run in Barnsley town centre last Saturday (19th June).

The vaccination team will be holding another drop-in clinic on Saturday 26th June in Dodworth for people age 25 to 40 who need their 1st dose.

23 June 2021
BarnsleyCovid-19 vaccination appointments open up to online booking

The local GP Covid-19 vaccination service in Barnsley has added the appointments for its clinics to the national NHS booking system which are now available online or by calling 119.

Local GP vaccination centres, like the ones run from Priory Campus in Lundwood, have had their own booking systems in place but from this week (8/6/21) people will see the Barnsley GP vaccination centre appear when they go to book, or manage, their appointment online, or call 119.

The vaccine service has also opened up this week to people aged 25 or over. 

09 June 2021
NHS To Invite People Aged 38 and 39 For Life Saving Covid-19 Jab

The NHS Covid vaccination programme, the biggest in health service history and the most precise in the world, will open Thurs 13th May to people in their thirties.

14 May 2021
Second Dose Milestone as One Third of Adults in Barnsley Receive Both Jabs

The NHS in Barnsley has confirmed that one third of adults across the borough have now had both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.


Latest data shows that 71,073 Barnsley adults had received their first and second dose of the jab with more than two thirds of adults having already had their first jab. 

11 May 2021
NHS Invites People Aged 56 To 59 For Their Covid Vaccine

People aged 56 to 59 are being invited to book a life-saving Covid vaccine this week as the NHS vaccination programme, the biggest in health service history, continues to gather pace. 


08 March 2021
Barnsley Vaccination Programme Update - 5 March 2021

Latest figures show that by the end of February almost 70,000 people in Barnsley have now had their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  Read on for the latest update on the vaccine programme.

05 March 2021
Help safeguard children across Barnsley

The Barnsley Safeguarding Children Partnership (BSCP) is calling on members of the public to help identify any children who may be experiencing harm or neglect, to support the safeguarding work undertaken all year round by organisations in the BSCP.

18 February 2021
Dr Balac Click for full size image
Dr Nick Balac: The next big step in the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

This week marks a big step in the vaccination programme. We had a huge push over the past couple of weeks to make sure we offered the vaccine to everyone over 70, and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable and have had the letter to shield. It’s important to know that if you are in these groups, and you couldn’t or didn’t want your vaccine when you were contacted, you can still come forward and have one.

18 February 2021
stand up and shout Barnsley Click for full size image
Survey - Barnsley, let's fight this virus together
COVID-19: This is your opportunity to be part of the conversation. Make sure your voice is heard.
This is your opportunity to tell Barnsley Council what it's like to be living or working in Barnsley and living through a pandemic.
02 February 2021
Thanks given to Barnsley volunteers

Dr Mehrban Ghani and James Barker from Barnsley Healthcare Federation send thanks to the many volunteers who are supporting the Barnsley NHS vaccination centres.

22 January 2021
Barnsley Care Homes Receive COVID-19 Vaccinations

Care home residents and staff across Barnsley have been receiving their COVID-19 vaccines this month, after the arrival of the Oxford vaccine into the borough.

The Oxford vaccine can be transported more easily, which means that general practice teams have been able to go out to care homes for older adults and vaccinate both residents and staff. 

21 January 2021
Mapplewell Manor staff stood in a socially distanced group at the vaccination service. Click for full size image
Barnsley care home staff join vaccine roll out

The COVID-19 vaccination programme has gained further momentum in Barnsley this week as over 70 staff from Mapplewell Manor Care Home became the first care home staff in the borough to receive the ground-breaking vaccine at Barnsley’s GP-led vaccination service in Goldthorpe.

24 December 2020
GP opening times   Christmas 2020 web Click for full size image
GP and Pharmacy Chistmas opening times 2020

Opening times for GP practices and iHEART Barnsley GP services through the Christmas period 2020.

21 December 2020
Herbert Barker recieves first COVID19 vaccine in Barnsley Click for full size image
First Person in Barnsley Receives the Covid 19 Vaccine as Part of Biggest NHS Immunisation Programme

The COVID-19 vaccination programme started in Barnsley today as 83-year old Herbert Barker, from Wombwell, became the first resident to receive the ground-breaking vaccine at Barnsley’s GP-led vaccination service. This comes as the rollout of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history gains further momentum.

15 December 2020
GPs Begin Offering Covid Vaccine As Part Of Biggest NHS Immunisation Programme

Barnsley is one of the hundreds of local vaccination services run by family doctors and their teams which will open across England this week, as the roll out of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history gains further momentum.

14 December 2020
Flu vaccinations offered to 50-64 year olds across Barnsley

Adults between the age of 50 and 64 will be able to get their free flu vaccine during December and into next year in the next phase of the expanded flu vaccination programme in Barnsley.

26 November 2020
Outstanding rating for Barnsley CCG commissioners

NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group is rated as outstanding for a third year.

25 November 2020
Dr Balac Click for full size image
Medical professionals working differently means we can help keep more people safe

Dr Nick Balac, Chair of Barnsley CCG, on how health services have adapted to a host of new challenges

09 November 2020
#FallProofBarnsley reduce the risks for over 65s

Falls Prevention Week is back on Monday 21 September to help residents to understand just how serious the risk of falls is for people aged 65 and over.

21 September 2020
Biggest flu programme in Barnsley history rolled out this winter

Barnsley health workers have already had a positive start to the flu vaccination programme this year as they aim to vaccinate more than 100,000 people during this flu season.

The expanded flu vaccination programme is part of plans to ready the NHS – both for the risk of a second peak of coronavirus cases, and to relieve winter pressures on A&E and emergency care.

21 September 2020
Returning to a single Covid-19 hospital site for South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw

Sheffield's Royal Hallamshire Hospital to become primary treatment centre for South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw COVID-19 patients.

07 August 2020
GP retires after 20 years in Barnsley

Barnsley GP, Dr Saxena, retires at the end of August after 20 years working from her surgeries in Cudworth and Grimethorpe.

15 July 2020
Help us help you get the treatment you need

If you need medical help, the NHS is still here for you.

14 May 2020
Jayne Sivakumar photo Click for full size image
International day of the nurse here in Barnsley

Each year, global celebrations take place on International Nurses Day, which is traditionally held on 12 May, the anniversary of the birth of nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale.

This year’s celebrations were set to be extra special because 2020 has been designated the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.

Barnsley CCG's chief nurse Jayne Sivakumar tell us how this year we'll be shining a light on the fantastic work of nurses across the whole of Barnsley and beyond.

12 May 2020
Dr M Hussain Kadarsha Click for full size image
Barnsley GP urges people not to ignore unexplained changes

Dr Kadarsha, GP lead for cancer at Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group, is urging people not to ignore any unexplained changes to their body or concerns which could indicate the presence of cancer. Please don’t put off contacting your GP during the Covid-19 crisis.

23 April 2020
Emergency children's surgery in South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and Chesterfield brought together at Sheffield Children's Hospital in response to COVID-19 outbreak

Emergency children’s surgery in South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and Chesterfield is being brought together at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, as all hospital trusts work together in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. The move will impact children up to the age of 16 who would currently receive emergency surgery at Barnsley, Doncaster, Chesterfield and Rotherham hospitals. The exception is children who have very time-critical conditions, who will still be taken to their nearest hospital if it is safe to do so.

This does not alter A&E arrangements. Please continue to take your child to the nearest A&E if they need urgent treatment.

21 April 2020
Listening Ear to Offer Coronavirus Bereavement Support in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw

A new service has launched in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw to provide bereavement support for those affected by coronavirus.

20 April 2020
Dr Balac Click for full size image
Dr Nick Balac highlights the way services are changing to protect patients and staff

Dr Nick Balac writes on the front of Barnsley Chronicle today, highlighting the way services are changing to keep patients and staff safe.

10 April 2020
GP and pharmacy bank holiday opening in Barnsley

Information on GP and pharmacy services across Barnsley borough over Easter Bank Holiday.


10 April 2020
Dr Balac Click for full size image
Dr Nick Balac offers reassurance in times of change

Above all the things I do as a GP one thing is usually top of the list - offering reassurance. Now, more than in any time I’ve ever known as a doctor, it is as important as ever.

Our local GP practices and pharmacies are the places we visit most when we have a health problem. Until coronavirus arrived, GPs and primary care nurses alone across England, saw and treated around 1.2 million patients per day. That gives you an idea of the scale of how our NHS services work. And so during these current times, I’ve no doubt that many people will be feeling unsure and anxious as those very services we rely on have to change.

03 April 2020
Coronavirus update

Here is the most up to date guidance regarding coronavirus.

13 March 2020
5 year plan Click for full size image
Five year plan launch

South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System (ICS), of which Barnsley CCG is a partner, has unveiled plans to significantly invest and improve healthcare for local people – including aims to significantly reduce the number of preventable deaths and illness that are caused by smoking, obesity and mental illness.

The South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Five Year Plan outlines the key areas where £129 million of new indicative funding will be concentrated to address significant healthcare challenges and inequalities in the region.

10 March 2020
Improving Access to Psychological therapies helps people to get access to the best type of therapy for their individual needs Click for full size image
NHS team offering free courses for people struggling with mental health

People in Barnsley experiencing common mental health conditions are being encouraged to seek help from a team of local NHS specialists.

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), run by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, helps people get quick and easy access to the best type of therapy for common mental health conditions such as anxiety, stress and depression

23 January 2020
Barnsley 2030 - What does the future of Barnsley look like to you? Have your say today. Click for full size image
Barnsley 2030

Help us shape the future of Barnsley today!

20 January 2020
GP appointments and pharmacy services available in Barnsley Christmas 2019

GP appointments and pharmacy services are available in Barnsley over the Christmas period this year. Find out more.

18 December 2019
Product recall - dairy products from Darwin's Dairy

Statement from Julia Burrows, Director of Public Health at Barnsley Council and Dr Nachi Arunachalam, Consultant in Communicable Disease Control at Public Health England Yorkshire and the Humber

“Barnsley Council and Public Health England are informing residents across South Yorkshire of a recall of dairy products from Darwin’s Dairy.

“As a precautionary measure, we have advised Darwin’s Dairy to recall all milk, (whole milk, skimmed and semi-skimmed) and cream products currently in circulation. This became necessary after a potential processing problem was identified with the pasteurisation process that could have affected some milk and cream products that could still be stored in people’s fridges."

26 November 2019
Help us help you this winter by getting your flu vaccination

Barnsley CCG along with other NHS organisations and Barnsley Council will be supporting this year’s Stay Well This Winter Campaign, of which the first phase is flu immunisation.

29 October 2019
Five-year plan proposals published

South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System – which is working to join-up and improve healthcare services across the region – has unveiled its priorities for the next five years and is seeking feedback on the proposals.

11 October 2019
Cervical screening appointments now available at evenings and weekends in Barnsley

Women in Barnsley will now be able to access cervical screening appointments in Barnsley at evening and weekends, in a drive to help women get appointments at a time most suitable to them. 

10 October 2019