COVID-19 Rapid Reporting frequency change – September 2021

Until the 6th September, organisations have been required to return their COVID-19 and PIMS-TS rapid reporting spreadsheet on a monthly basis. Thank you again to the PICU teams for their ongoing hard work in returning these.

PICANet is now moving back to a more frequent reporting schedule for COVID-19 and PIMS-TS cases from units. Returns will now be due fortnightly. The PICANet team will continue to advise of these dates by email.

This change is due to a potential increase in the number of new infections due to schools re-opening, as well as requests for increased monitoring from NHS England. The change will remain in place until further notice and will be reviewed if there is a change in national infection rates.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team via 

Updated guidance has been published here.

Bank Holiday Closure – August 2021

PICANet, based at the Universities of Leeds and Leicester, will be closed for the Summer Bank Holiday on the 30th August 2021 and in addition the University of Leeds will also be closed on 31st August 2021.

Please contact if you have any questions and one of the team will respond to your enquiry from Wednesday 1st September 2021 when the University of Leeds office re-opens.

We thank you for your patience and understanding.

PICANet Annual Meeting

The PICANet Team are pleased to announce that the PICANet Annual Meeting will be held on the 26th of January 2022.

The half-day will run between 10:00 and 13:00, and will be held via MS Teams.

Registration for the PICANet Annual Meeting will be opening shortly.

Please contact the team if you have any questions.

Thank you.

The PICANet Team