Free webinar: Checking the results of personal health budgets using POET

As part of its work with NHS England, and due to a grant from the Department of Health, In Control is able to offer a limited number of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) free use of POET (Personal Budgets Outcomes Evaluation Tool).

To find out more about how you can access and use POET, representatives from CCGs are invited to attend a webinar on Tuesday 3rd December at 11am until 12 noon.

The webinar will be presented by John Waters at In Control and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

POET has been developed over several years by In Control and Lancaster University as a way for personal budget holders and carers to report their experiences of personal budgets. It has now been adapted so it is relevant for people using personal health budgets, and their carers.

POET enables CCGs to;

  • capture the outcomes and experiences of a sample of local personal health budgets users and family carers and;
  • identify through analysis and benchmarking, those areas of local strength and those requiring improvement action

In May 2013, we published the first national report on personal health budgets using the findings from POET.

You can download a copy of the report and find out more about POET for health on this web page.

You can also find out more information about our work with NHS England and our support programme for CCGs here.

How to register for the webinar

To reserve your place for the webinar on the 3rd December please complete the online registration form. Alternatively email

Please note that places are limited and are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

What is a webinar and how do you take part?

Webinars are an online live broadcast consisting of a presentation and audio. It is easy to take part, all you need is a computer with internet connection and speakers (so you can hear the audio). If you do not have speakers then you can access the audio via a telephone.

Further information on how to access In Control's webinars can be found here.

If you are unsure whether you are going to be able to access this webinar, or require further technical support then please contact Laura Bimpson, In Control's communications manager at

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Last Updated : 26 November 2013. Page Author: Laura Bimpson.