On the 15th October 2021, the Paediatric Critical Care Society (PCCS) released their 6th Edition of the PCCS Quality Standards for the Care of Critically Ill or Injured Children. Two of these standards relate to the timely submission of admission, referral, and transport data to PICANet. The new PCCS standards 2021, have reduced this submission time of data to PICANet from three months to two months:
L3-702- Data for submission to PICANet should be collected and submitted as soon as possible and no later than two months after discharge from the PCC unit.
T-701 – data for referral and transport should be collected and submitted as soon as possible and no later than two months after the transfer.
PICANet will implement this change using a staged approach. At first, email validations between now and the 31st December will show both the two and three month data validation queries for your information. From the 1st January 2022 PICANet will then only show the two month validation queries, and we will be expecting you to meet these standards.
We will of course work closely with units if there are any problems or issues that arise. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team via email@example.com.