Welcome to SYBNAG


The South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw NHS Action Group (SYBNAG) members feel that the  changes happening now to our health services, in South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw will:

  • threaten patient safety – and as a result – will cause deaths!
  • make it harder for local people to get the care and treatment they need
  • make it easier for our local NHS services to end up controlled by Private Companies

These changes are being made by a new NHS structure – South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw Integrated Care System* (SYBICS).  This is not a legal part of the NHS and is run by people who are not answerable to anyone for what they do but are still making these changes very secretively and at great speed .

The ‘management’ of SYBICS has a website that gives you some information – but none of the detail.    https://www.healthandcaretogethersyb.co.uk.

SYB (South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw) was told they needed to make all the area’s healthcare services from 2016 to 2021 run £571 million cheaper, as there will be no more money to meet the growing need for services and the medical technology that is now standard use.

So – it’s about the money!   We call these CUTS!  download We’ve already lost some of the services we relied on a year or more ago – see our Cuts page.


What we are doing at SYBNAG

We set up South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw NHS Action Group (SYBNAG) to fight these cuts and to protect local services across the five ‘places’ in SYB (these are Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Doncaster, Rotherham & Sheffield).

We have written a brief Background to the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System to let you know how this all happened.

We are also aiming to tell the people in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw:

  • what is going on,
  • how secretive it all is
  • how quickly decisions are being made and
  • how quickly our services are being changed (all behind closed doors)

We are all working together to challenge all this secrecy and control, and to have some influence over decisions about how services are delivered to people living in each ‘place’.

We are aiming to stop them from preventing us – the patients, carers and the public – from having OUR say in OUR health and care services.

There is an NHS Duty to Involve the Public – Commissioners (CCGs) are legally required to involve the public, in planning and commissioning the services we need and in deciding how, and where, they will be delivered.   NHS Trusts are legally required to involve us in service changes.

But this isn’t happening !

What can YOU do?

  • Please tell us what YOU think
  • Look at our news and blog posts
  • Let us know what’s happening to health services in YOUR patch
  • Support your local NHS campaign groups (see the About Us page)
  • Look at our information (on the Documents and Cuts pages)
  • Tell your friends
  • Ask questions – at your surgery, clinic, hospital, council
  • Support our SYBNAG campaign (SY & Bassetlaw NHS Action Group)
  • Talk to us – use our Contact page


We cannot lose our precious NHS