PICANet web is now operational with all features now restored.

As you may be aware, PICANet scheduled a period of database downtime on 21/02/2019 to apply some essential security updates the database servers. Whilst we would have liked to avoid this time of year when users are busy preparing their data for the data freeze at the end of March, unfortunately the upgrades needed to be implemented by the end of March to ensure compliance with NHS Digital’s new Data Security and Protection Toolkit.

The security update was successful, however, it introduced some compatibility issues which limited the ability of users to save and upload records and has resulted in a prolonged downtime.

We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding over the last few days. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience this may have caused.

If you have any issues please contact the team on 0113 343 8125 or email picanet@leeds.ac.uk

PICANet WEB shutdown 21/02/2019

Due to essential maintenance PICANet WEB application will not be available available for users to input data on 21st February 2019.

This maintenance should be completed and PICANet WEB reopen by the 22nd February.

Please check back to monitor progress and updates on timescales.


PICANet Office Move

Please be aware that during the week commencing 14th January 2019, both PICANet teams at Leicester and Leeds will be moving offices in their respective institutes. This may cause a delay in replying to your queries and a reduction in support availability. Please contact PICANet team by the usual means and we will respond as soon as possible. We apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

PICANet University Closure

PICANet team and IT services and support will not be available for the duration of the University holidays which run 21st December-  2nd January 2019.

PICANet will respond to any queries left during this time when the facilities reopen in the new year.

Welcome to our New Look Web site

PICANet have moved to a different web host. This shouldn’t change anything from a user perspective, however you may notice we have had a bit of a face lift.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for please contact the team by sending us a message (click here).

All our usual information about PICANet, our resources as well as information on associated groups and organisations is still there, it may have just moved as we updated the website structure.

We’ve done this in the hope it makes our website easier to navigate and use.

We hope you enjoy using our new website.

Update PICANet Contacts

Each year PICANet updates its contacts for those associated with the audit.

An email of organisation contacts have been send to the unit or CTS Lead and Primary contacts to update.

If however, you know your details have changed since March 2017, please contact the team to update your individual contact information picanet@leeds.ac.uk 

If you have any questions please get in touch on 0113 343 8125

Please check PICANet’s privacy statement in line with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) in our Policies and Procedures section

Information for Patients and Families

The information collected and published by PICANet can help parents, carers and others gain an insight and understanding about the activity of the paediatric intensive care service within the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

PICANet brings together health professionals, parents and carers with experience of paediatric intensive care, to work together to improve services for the family.

These pages provide links to information and organisations that may provide additional support and information for families caring for a sick child at the time of or following an admission to paediatric intensive care.

Does my child have to be included?

If you do not want information which could identify your child included in PICANet, please tell the nurse or doctor caring for your child. They will make sure your child’s confidential information is not sent to PICANet. Your decision will not alter the care your child receives in this or any other hospital.

If you have left hospital and decide that you do not want information which could identify your child included in PICANet and would like to withdraw any information, please call us directly at PICANet on 0113 3438125 or email picanet@leeds.ac.uk.


PICANet  Poster


PICANet Children’s Information Leaflet


PICANet Parent and Carers Information Leaflet

PICANet Welsh Children’s Information Leaflet

PICANet  Welsh Parent and Carers Information Leaflet


PICANet Irish Children’s Information Leaflet


PICANet Irish Parents and Carers Information Leaflet