The infopool

  • The infopool has been created by Prostate Cancer Research, a registered charity in England and Wales (1156027). It has been co-designed with patients and clinicians. Thank you to every one of them for their support.
  • The information on the infopool is based on the latest evidence and is reviewed every year. It is written in plain English.
  • The information on the infopool has been gathered from a number of sources. All of our information is in line with accepted national or international clinical guidelines, where possible. Where guidelines do not exist we rely on a consensus from expert members of our Clinical Advisory Board.
  • Please do visit our Policies page (link will open in a new tab) for more information.

Endorsed by the British Association of Urological Nurses

The infopool has been endorsed by the British Association of Urological Nurses (BAUN). BAUN is a registered charity that aims to promote and maintain the highest standards in the practice and development of urological nursing and urological patient care.

Endorsement by BAUN means that the infopool is broadly in keeping with the eight goals of the Association.

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BAUN endorsement

Accredited by the Patient Information Forum (PIF TICK)

The PIF TICK is the UK's independently assessed quality mark for trusted health information. We are proud to be members of the Patient Information Forum (PIF). We have been awarded the PIF TICK. Learn more at the Patient Information Forum website by clicking here (opens in a new tab).

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PIF TICK Logo

What does this mean for me?

The information on the infopool has been created using a professional and robust production process. This met PIF’s 10 criteria for trustworthy health information:

  1. Systems: Information is created using a consistent and documented process.
  2. Training: Staff receive ongoing training and support.
  3. Need: Resources meet a genuine need.
  4. Evidence: Information is based on reliable, up-to-date evidence that is communicated clearly.
  5. Involving users: Users are involved in the development of information.
  6. Health inequalities: Information is written to meet health and digital literacy, language and accessibility needs of the target audience.
  7. Content and design: Information is clearly communicated, and easy to access and navigate.
  8. Feedback: There is a clear process for users to provide feedback.
  9. Disseminating: Information is promoted to maximise reach.
  10. Impact: The impact of information is measured.

 

Clinical Advisory Board

The infopool has been created thanks to the support of our Clinical Advisory Board. They are:

  • Professor Frank Chinegwundoh MBE
  • Professor Philip Cornford
  • Dr Harveer Dev
  • Professor Rakesh Heer
  • Dr Andrew Bartlett
  • Dr David Bottomley
  • Professor Rosalind Eeles
  • Dr Dan Ford
  • Professor Nicholas James
  • Professor Joe O’Sullivan
  • Dr Santhanam Sundar
  • Paula Allchorne, Lead Urology Nurse
  • Louisa Fleure, Consultant Nurse
  • Michelle Greenwood, Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Professor Daniel Kelly OBE, RCN Professor
  • Kelly Kusinski, Urology Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  • Shievon Smith, Uro-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Anne Somerville, Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Debbie Victor, Uro-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Aimee Winfield, Ward Sister
  • Dr Obrey Alexis
  • Dr Olufikayo Bamidele
  • Dr Luis Beltran

Funding 

The infopool was made possible thanks to the generous support of the National Lottery Community Fund, who awarded us a grant to develop this project. This covered approximately 70% of the costs of the project during its first three years.

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National Lottery Community Fund

We are grateful to the Big Give and the Garfield Weston Foundation for their support.

We have received educational grants from Astellas, Adacap (A Novartis Company) and Parexel for the creation of specific resources that can be found on the infopool.

The rest of the project's costs have been borne by Prostate Cancer Research. We would like to thank everyone who has generously supported us as an organisation, and this project specifically. Your donations and contributions continue to make this possible.

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Garfield Weston Foundation logo

Partners

A big thank you to all our partner organisations who have worked with us to help make this site possible. This includes B‘Me Against Cancer, Can-Survive UK, Cancer Don't Let It Win, The Errol McKellar Foundation, Orchid and Tackle Prostate Cancer (each of these links will open in a new external tab).

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Partner Organisations

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