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PICANet is an international audit of paediatric intensive care which collects data on all children admitted to paediatric intensive care units (PICUs) in the UK and Ireland. It is coordinated by the Universities of Leeds and Leicester.

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PICANet Newsletter - November 2015

The November 2015 edition of the PICANet Newsletter is now available to view and download: November Newsletter.
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2015 PICANet Annual Report

Outcomes from paediatric intensive care remain good despite poor staffing ratios.

The latest report from the Paediatric Intensive Care Audit Network shows that despite a year on year increase in activity, mortality rates following admission for paediatric intensive care remain very low at less than 4%.This is at a time when only 15% of UK PICUs met the current nurse staffing levels as prescribed by the Paediatric Intensive Care Society Standards. Recent data from across the NHS has highlighted the use of Agency and Bank nursing staff and there are similar findings in Paediatric Intensive Care.

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The RCPCH Annual Conference is where paediatricians and child health professionals come together to share good practice, discuss the latest in key clinical issues and discover cutting edge paediatric research.
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