Up until the 4th of May organisations have been required to return their COVID-19 and PIMS-TS rapid reporting spreadsheet on a weekly basis, thank you for all of your efforts. The team has now agreed that we no longer need to report as frequently due to the current low levels of infection. We are moving to a monthly reporting schedule with returns next due on the 7th of June, to be reported on the 8th of June. In future returns will be expected on the first Monday of the month to enable us to report the day after. The PICANet team will advertise these dates after each publication. This change will remain in place until further notice and will be reviewed if there is a change in national infection rates
The Universities of Leeds and Leicester, will be closed for the Easter break between 31st March and 7th April.
There will be no technical support during this time.
PICANet are currently undergoing staff changes and as such have encountered capacity limits. Please be aware that any requests may take longer to deal with than usual.
We thank you for you patience and understanding.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions and one of the team will respond to you when able to.
PICANet have various resources for download and self printing on the website.
Unfortunately from 1st July 2021 PICANet will no longer able to print and deliver Data Collection material on behalf of units.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team email@example.com
The PICANet dataset for the period 01.01.2018 to 31.12.2020 will be frozen at 12 midnight on March 31st 2021; it is essential that all event data for this period is completed and all validation queries resolved for inclusion in the PICANet Annual Report to be published in 2021.
For children admitted prior to December 31st 2020 who remain as inpatients on your unit please ensure that all daily intervention data up to and including 31st December 2020 is complete.
We are pleased to announce that the PICANet Annual Report 2020 is now published.
This can be downloaded from our Annual Report and Publication page (link) .
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. Each 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.
Copies of previous years’ Annual Reports can be located in the Annual Report Archive (link).
If you have any queries regarding the Annual Report 2020 please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
PICANet, based at the Universities of Leeds and Leicester will be closed during the academic Christmas holiday.
The University of Leeds closes on 18th December, with the University of Leicester remaining open until 23rd December for support from our research Nurses available.
If resource or technical support queries are received after 18th December they will be dealt with when the office re-opens on 4th January 2021.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, PICANet have established a system of rapid reporting and customised data collection of COVID-19 & PIMS-TS cases. The impact of this additional workload has been that the publication of the 2020 PICANet Annual Report has been delayed (now anticipated to be in February 2021) and there will be no 2020 PICANet Annual Meeting.
Thank you to all PICANet collaborating units and transport teams for your understanding and co-operation throughout this period.
The PICANet Team
Following approval of the PICANet Clinical Advisory Group, new fields have been added to the PICANet Admissions and Transport Datasets relating to:
Mode of death (Admission dataset only)
Organ transplantation (Admission dataset only)
SpO2 (and FiO2 at time of SpO2).
In addition, the recording of weight will become a mandatory item requiring completion for all admission events.
The following documents provide full details of the changes:
These revised datasets are now available on PICANet Web so you can choose to start recording these details with immediate effect, however, they will become a mandatory part of the datasets with effect from 01/01/2021 at which point ‘live’ validation queries will be applied.
For units/transport teams that use paper forms, batches of these will be sent out to you within the next 10 days. For units/transport teams that import data to PICANet Web from local clinical systems it will be necessary to update your local export programme to reflect these changes. We will contact importing units/transport teams shortly with an updated xml schema to support this process.
PICANet published a report on the 23rd June 2020 relating to children with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis treated in a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) within the UK. This is an update to that report featuring updated data (Published 12th of November 2020).
Please click here to access the report
PICANet published a report on the 23rd June 2020 relating to children with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis treated in a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) within the UK.