Limited places remain for PICANet Annual Meeting 2019

Hurry! Book your place on the PICANet Annual Meeting 7th November 10.30-16.15 in Newcastle.

Registration closes on 20th October, please book your place using the link on our 2019 Annual Meeting page

If you have any questions about the day, please read our Annual meeting page, or contact the team on

Please note PICANet and the venue only have a limited number of places, so please book now to ensure your place.

If you are unable to attend, please contact the team with as much notice as possible.

Future Clinical Coding on PICANet Web

The PICANet team is working towards the introduction of the SNOMED CT coding system on PICANet Web. This development is directed by the NHS Paper ‘Personalised Health and Care 2020: A Framework for Action’ which endorses a move to adopt a single clinical terminology- SNOMED CT by April 2020.
The Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health speciality groups are in the process of developing a subset of SNOMED-CT concepts relevant to their special interest. A PIC subgroup had been established with membership including clinicians from PICS UK and members of the PICANet team. A dataset including SNOMED codes specific to PIC and cardiac specialities will be developed and uploaded to the PICANet Web clinical coder.

Initially availability of READ codes will be maintained on PICANet Web to allow units to submit data using either coding system.

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 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.