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.
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 the Annual Report Archive.
Leaflets and Information
PICANet produce information leaflet to help explain how PICANet use patient information 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.