Useful links

This section provides useful links for patients, carers and families who are affected by end of life and want to find out more. Included in this section are local Barnsley services available as well as national NHS and charity support services.

Local links

Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group (BCCG) is a clinically led organisation. Accountable to the people of Barnsley our aim is to adapt and design local health and social care services which meet the changing needs of the borough, whilst maintaining the highest standards of care.

Services will be commissioned so that they have at their heart the following values:

  • Equity and Fairness.
  • Services are designed to put people first – helping them to have control and be empowered to maximise their own health and well-being.
  • They are needs led.
  • Quality care delivered by vibrant primary and community care or in a safe and sustainable local hospital.
  • Excellent communication with patients.

The priority is to deliver a systematic and proactive approach to prevention, early detection and treatment to reduce avoidable cancer deaths as well as increasing the opportunity for patient self-management under the survivorship agenda.

The priorities for Barnsley CCG are:

  • Developing education and awareness to improve public and professional knowledge to promote early presentation and diagnosis
  • Review and improve the care pathways, for lung, breast, colorectal and prostate cancers to support earlier diagnosis, treatment and improve patient experience
  • Review, revise and implement the Barnsley Palliative Care and End of Life Strategy
  • Explore the development of additional facilities for respite and palliation across the Borough to direct services to match needs

This will be achieved by:

  • increasing the use of cancer provision to reduce the demand and use of unplanned care services
  • shifting provision of services from secondary care to primary care settings, where clinically appropriate
  • involving patients in decisions about their own care, furthering the use of technology to help people manage their conditions, providing coordinated care for people who are using multiple services

For further information please click on the link below:

www.barnsleyccg.nhs.uk

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (BHNFT)

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (BHNFT)

The 350+ bed hospital was built in the 1970s and serves a population of over a quarter of a million people in the Barnsley area.

Today, it continues to provide a full range of district hospital services to the local community and surrounding area. These included emergency department services, outpatient clinics, inpatient services, and maternity and children’s services. We also provide a number of specialised services, including cancer and surgical services, in conjunction with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.

For further information please click on the link below:

www.barnsleyhospital.nhs.uk

Patient Advice and Liaison Service

www.barnsleyhospital.nhs.uk/facilities/patient-advice-and-liaison-service-pals/

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SWYPFT)

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SWYPFT)

We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services to the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. The Trust also provides some medium secure (forensic) services to the whole of Yorkshire and the Humber.

Over 1 million people live in Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield across urban and rural communities from a range of diverse backgrounds. We aim to match the community’s needs with locally sensitive and efficient services.

We work with other local NHS organisations to provide comprehensive health care to people in our area. We also work closely with local authorities (social care) and with other government departments and voluntary organisations. Working in partnership is very important to us and is vital if we are to continue delivering high quality services for local people.

Working in partnership also means working with the members of our foundation trust, who can have a say in how we run the Trust and how they wish our services to be developed. Around 16,500 local people (including our staff) are members of our Trust.

Foundation trusts are still part of the NHS and operate according to NHS principles – free care, based on need, not ability to pay – but they are run locally and are accountable to their members.

To provide the flexible, individually tailored care that local people have told us they want, we work from a variety of sites as well as with people in their own homes. Our community based services are well supported by inpatient services for when people need care or assessment in a hospital setting.

The Trust, which was first established in 2002, now employs more than 4700 staff, in both clinical and non-clinical support services. If you would like to join our team and work for us, take a look at our recruitment section.

For further information please click on the link below:

www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council (BMBC)

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council (BMBC)

Barnsley Council is a large and complex organisation but the rules governing the way it works are set out in its Constitution.  There is a collection of documents about the way the council is run, including who can take decisions and the rules and procedures that have to be followed.

For further information please click on the link below:

www.barnsley.gov.uk

Barnsley Hospice

Barnsley Hospice

Barnsley Hospice is a charity that provides specialist palliative care and support to hundreds of local people and their families each year.  Our main priority is to achieve the best possible quality of life for patients with a life limiting illness, whilst supporting their families, during the period of illness and bereavement. As a specialist care provider, the range of skills we offer include, pain and symptom management, emotional support and end of life care.

There are five key messages that we would like our supporters and the general public to remember:

  • We are a charity – our care is free for patients but not free to provide
  • We care for patients at home, in the community and at the hospice
  • We care for patients with all life-limiting illnesses – not just cancer
  • We care for patients in all areas of Barnsley
  • We support patients’ families and those close to them

For further information please click on the link below:

www.barnsleyhospice.org

Care Homes in Barnsley

Care Homes in Barnsley

Care Home UK enables you to search for all registered Care Homes, Nursing Homes and Residential Homes in the UK.

For further information please click on the link below:

www.carehome.co.uk/care_search_results.cfm/searchunitary/Barnsley

Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS)

Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS)

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust was formed on 1 July 2006 when the county’s three former services merged.

It covers almost 6,000 square miles of varied terrain, from isolated moors and dales to urban areas, coastline and inner cities. It employs over 4,670 staff and provides 24-hour emergency and healthcare services to a population of more than five million. Over 1,055 volunteers also make a vital contribution to the service.

For further information please click on the link below:

www.yas.nhs.uk

NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network (formally North Trent Cancer Network)

NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network (formally North Trent Cancer Network)

The NIHR Clinical Research Network is the clinical research delivery arm of the NHS. We operate nationally across England through a national coordinating centre and 15 local branches delivering research in the NHS across all disease areas.

The NIHR Clinical Research Network: Yorkshire and Humber is hosted by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The host is responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of research in the Trusts, primary care organisations and other qualified NHS providers throughout the Yorkshire and Humber area.

The NIHR Clinical Research Network: Yorkshire and Humber helps to increase the opportunities for patients to take part in clinical research, ensures that studies are carried out efficiently, and supports the Government’s Strategy for UK Life Sciences by improving the environment for commercial contract clinical research in the NHS in Yorkshire and Humber.

We are passionate about the contribution that clinical research can make to patient care, and work collaboratively with other NHS providers to translate that passion into the effective delivery of studies in the area.

We make sure that clinical research occupies the place it deserves to in the day-to-day work of the NHS across the Yorkshire and Humber locality. This includes Trusts, primary care organisations and any other qualified providers of NHS services.

For further information please click on the link below:

www.crn.nihr.ac.uk/yorkshire-and-humber

About BIADS (Barnsley Independent Alzheimer's and Dementia Support)

About BIADS (Barnsley Independent Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support)

BIADS is a registered charity and limited company by guarantee formed by Barnsley people.

What is BIADS?

BIADS is an organisation formed by Barnsley people to provide support to those who have any form of dementia and their families and friends.

Since we are an independent group serving the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley we can guarantee that all funds raised and donations received will be used here in Barnsley.

What does BIADS do?

BIADS has a dedicated support centre in Barnsley where we provide support to those affected by dementia, their carers, families and friends through information, emotional support, social opportunities, meaningful activities and events.

We have a range of services that we hope will enable our members to live well with dementia in the community.

For further information please click on the link below:

www.biads.org.uk

Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA)

Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA)

The South Yorkshire Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND Association) supports people throughout South Yorkshire who are affected by MND, whether they are a person living with MND, a carer, family member or friend.

The volunteers running the branch have a lot of experience about MND and want to provide support in a number of ways but would also like to hear about what you would find helpful.

For further information please click on the link below:

www.mndsouthyorkshire.org/

Multiple Sclerosis Society (MS)

Multiple Sclerosis Society (MS)

We fund research, give grants, campaign for change, provide information and support, invest in MS specialists and lend a listening ear to those who need it.

The MS Society is a democratic organisation. Every one of our 38,000 members has an equal say in what we do.

For further information please click on the link below:

www.mssociety.org.uk

Barnsley Age UK

Barnsley Age UK

Age UK Barnsley was set up in 1974 following an initiative from Age Concern England (now known as Age UK). We are concerned with promoting the wellbeing, fulfilment and happiness of older people living in the Barnsley Metropolitan District.

The charity provides a wide number of services from its own funds and works in partnership with Social Services and the NHS Barnsley in delivering further services to support the health and social care needs of Barnsley’s older population.

Through the efforts and commitment of some 5 full-time and 25 part-time staff, together with a further 150+ regular volunteers, we are able to support and provide services to approximately 1000 older people on a regular basis and an even larger number on an occasional basis through services such as Advice & Information and Advocacy.

Like many charities Age UK Barnsley relies on donations to fund some of its work. There are lots of ways in which you can help us to raise money.

For further information please click on the link below:

www.ageuk.org.uk/barnsley/

Care UK

Care UK

We are the UK’s largest independent provider of health and social care. We’re a diverse team with one thing in common we love what we do.

For further information please click on the link below:

www.careuk.com/

National links

healthtalk
www.healthtalkonline.org

Cruse
www.cruse.org.uk

Dying Matters
www.dyingmatters.org

Childhood Bereavement Network
www.childhoodbereavement.org.uk

British Lung Foundation
www.blf.org.uk

NHS Choices
www.healthguides.com

Marie Curie
www.mariecurie.org.uk

Alzheimer’s Society
www.alzheimers.org.uk

British Heart Foundation
www.bhf.org.uk

Diabetes UK
www.diabetes.org.uk