The POI is a group of pharmaceutical companies, all members of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), which come together to work with and support the NHS in improving the delivery of cancer services. Our vision is to ensure that all people with cancer have access to the right medicines at the right time, giving them the best chance to fight their disease regardless of where they live.
What has the POI achieved?
Commissioning and delivering world-class cancer care is a challenging task. The POI has worked in partnership with the NHS to develop tools and projects to:
Assist PCTs and Cancer Networks in commissioning high quality cancer services
Enable service providers to effectively plan chemotherapy capacity and simulate the impact that changes in capacity may might have on service delivery
Inform thinking on the improvements that could be made to health technology assessment methodologies to more appropriately measure the value delivered by cancer medicines
Insight: By working together across industry, pharmaceutical companies have been able to bring a unique insight to the opportunities and challenges for improving cancer services.
Collaboration: The POI partners develop and implement projects of clear mutual benefit, working to enable people with cancer to receive the best possible treatment regardless of where they live.
Tools: The POI tools are designed to benefit NHS services and ultimately patients, such as by improving capacity and commissioning of cancer services.
The Cancer Commissioning Toolkit (CCT)
The Cancer Commissioning Toolkit (CCT) is a web-based tool which supports commissioners and cancer service providers, helping them to understand and apply data to assist the planning and delivery of world-class cancer services for the communities they serve.
The tool provides access to high-quality information about local services in England and how they compare with services elsewhere, which will help support PCTs and Cancer Networks in effectively benchmarking different aspects of cancer delivery in their area.
For more information visit www.cancertoolkit.co.uk
The Chemotherapy Planning Online Resource Tool (C-PORT)
The Chemotherapy Planning Online Resource Tool (C-PORT) is a web-based simulator which enables cancer hospitals to effectively plan capacity and improve access to cancer medicines for patients.
For more information download the Chemotherapy Planning Oncology Resource Tool brochure (PDF, 1.6MB) or visit www.cport.co.uk.
For further information download the POI brochure (PDF, 2MB)