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 2019 Annual Report 2019

The PICANet 2019 Annual Report has been prepared and approved, however, as the UK is currently in a pre-election period (also known as purdah), there are restrictions on publication of reports during this time. As such the PICANet Annual Report will be delayed until after Friday 13 December 2019 or the date at which a new government is formed.

Please check back here after this date for the fully published report.

PICANet 2018 Annual report

The 2018 Annual ReportĀ  is available to download. The reporting period for this is January 2015 to December 2017.

Download the 2018 PICANet Annual Report 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.