National Data Opt-Out (England): exemption received for submission of data to PICANet for clinical audit

Participating organisations based in England, please be aware that PICANet has been granted an exemption from the National Data Opt-Out by the Health Research Authority Clinical Advisory Group. This is because the absence of even one child’s data can lead to inaccurate conclusions. This means that even if a National Data Opt-Out has been set, the child’s clinical audit data can still be entered into the PICANet web database. Please note that from 31st July 2022, PICANet will however apply the National Data Opt-Out to the PICANet research database to ensure that no children are included in any research projects where an opt-out has been applied.