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Health Charities

Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

Bassetlaw Commissioning Organisation


Bassetlaw Commissioning Organisation - What We Do

Bassetlaw Commissioning Organisation (BCO) and NHS Bassetlaw (NHSB) have committed to work together to deliver the principles and objectives enshrined in the White Paper “Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS” and its supporting consultation documents.  By making this commitment, we have agreed to the following principles and aspirations.


Our Mission Statement is a written description of what we want to achieve for the people of Bassetlaw.  It acts as a point of focus to ensure we work towards a common goal and allows us to measure our performance and progress against what we want to achieve.  Our Mission Statement is:-

To ensure that the people of Bassetlaw have equitable access to local, world class and cost-effective  health care and well-being services which meet their assessed health needs .


BCO’s vision is an articulation of what we will look like as an organisation in order to deliver our Mission Statement.  This vision demonstrates the contribution of BCO working with NHSB, through the role set for consortia in the white paper to the overarching vision of NHS Bassetlaw; Improving the Quality and Length of Life for the People of Bassetlaw

Our Vision is a description of what we aspire to be and how we aspire to behave.  Our Vision is:-

BCO is a clinically led organisation which will effectively and efficiently commission the health services that are needed by the population of Bassetlaw. In order to achieve this it will:

·         Stay focused on the needs of the local population by remaining independent but collaborating with others wherever it is beneficial to do so.

·         Focus wherever possible on the promotion of good health rather than treating bad health.

·         Measure what it achieves by the outcomes for patients

·         Have robust governance mechanisms which means things are done properly and decisions are made transparently 

·         Ensure that all members of BCO including clinical and non-clinical staff are properly recruited and trained for the job they need to do

·         Ensure that excellent two way communication means that views of BCO members, other professionals, patients and the public are taken into consideration in every thing we do.

·         Develop a reputation for innovative and effective change.

·         Meet all the legislative and regulatory requirements of a statutory organisation by April 2012.

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