Annual Reporting and publications

PICANet data is used for national and local audit, service planning, commissioning, research, and to provide baseline information for clinical trials.

PICANet is a powerful tool for supporting clinical governance in paediatric intensive care.

The core dataset of demographic and clinical data on all admissions, collated by PICANet, allows comparison of PICU activity at a local level with national benchmarks. This dataset provides an important evidence base on outcomes, processes and structures that permits planning for future practice, audit and interventions.

PICANet has also recently expanded its data collection to include the referral and transport of children who need paediatric intensive care. This will enable us to compare and audit these important aspects of care for these children.


PICANet 2020 Annual Report


We are pleased to announce that the PICANet Annual Report 2020 is now published.


Please note that reports for individual countries have not been produced since 2019, please read our statement for more information.

The PICANet Annual Report includes the Summary Report, Tables and Figures and Appendices.

Please note that the Tables and Figures document has been broken down into section for ease of use. Most of the table (with the exception of the Referral and Transport and Staffing data) are represented in the Tables and Figures as dynamic and can be filtered to highlight certain fields.

Summary Report


Tables and figures

Data description Admissions Retrieval, Transfers and Interventions
Bed activity and length of stay Outcomes, SMR and individuals Prevalence and children in adult ICUs
Activity data Data quality Referral, transport and staffing

Associated transparency data is available here.

Previous editions of the PICANet Annual Report are available in theĀ Annual Report Archive.


Leaflets and Information

PICANet produce information leaflet to help explain how PICANet use patient informationĀ  for the patients, and the families and carers.

We have a whole section providing useful information and links for families available including child friendly resources.


If you use PICANet data from our annual reports, in all cases PICANet must be acknowledged as the source when reproducing or quoting any part of PICANet publication or data.

Please use the following format when citing the Annual Reports report:
Paediatric Intensive Care Audit Network Annual ReportĀ  (yyyy) (published mm/yyyy): Universities of Leeds and Leicester.