Reports and publications

PICANet State of the Nation Report 2023

This National Paediatric Critical Care Audit State of the Nation Report describes paediatric critical care activity occurring within PICUs in the UK and ROI during 2020 – 2022.

Summary report


The Infographic highlights some of the report’s key findings.


The Appendices contain acknowledgements to the paediatric critical care community, as well as background information and methodology about the audit.

Tables and figures
Data description Admissions Interventions
Bed activity and length of stay Outcomes and SMRs Prevalence and children in adult ICUs
Activity data Data quality Transport

Transparency Data

Organisation Key

Quality Improvement resources for participating organisations are available on our QI Resources page

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PICANet must be acknowledged as the source when reproducing or quoting any part of this publication. Please use the following format when citing this report: Paediatric Intensive Care Audit Network State of the Nation Report 2023 (published December 2023): Universities of Leeds and Leicester.

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