Paediatric Intensive Care Audit Network (PICANet)

Supplier info

Name: PICANet
Org: PICANet
Phone: 0113 343 8125
Website: PICANet

HQIP contact

Vivien Dunne

Programme overview

PICANet was established in 2002 and aims to continually support the improvement of paediatric intensive care provision throughout the UK by providing detailed information on paediatric intensive care activity and outcomes. This audit collects personal, organisational and clinical data on all children with a clinically determined need for paediatric intensive care. It audits the quality of care delivered against the Paediatric Intensive Care Society (PICS) standards, which cover the whole patient pathway from the initial referral to paediatric intensive care, specialist transport and then inpatient care.

Additional information on all HQIP-commissioned projects is available on the NHS Trusts page, which includes the recommendations repository, infographics compendium, 9 month publication schedule, impact report, and National Clinical Audit and Enquiries Directory. For further information about this project, please contact the project team directly using the contact details listed in the ‘Supplier Info’ section above.

Clinical Outcomes Publication (COP)

Clinical outcomes publications provide quality measures at individual consultant, team and unit levels using national clinical audit and administrative data. This project is one of a number of National Clinical Audits who publish these types of data on their website for patients and the public to view; see the project website link above. For an overview, see HQIP’s clinical outcomes publication webpages.

Outputs due 2021-22

  • Paediatric Intensive Care Audit Network Annual Report (National ref 297)  – publicly available
    Date of publication: 09.12.2021
  • Paediatric Intensive Care Audit Network Annual Report: Tables, figures and appendices (National ref 297)  – publicly available
    Date of publication: 09.12.2021
  • transparency data  – publicly available
    Date of publication: 23.12.2021
  • NCAB Paediatric Intensive Care Audit Network – publicly available
    Date of publication: TBC 2022
  • Risk Adjusted Resetting Sequential Probability Ratio Test (RA-RSPRT) plots – internally facing to the PICUs only
    Date of publication: Quarterly from October 2021 to September 2022

The schedule for NCAPOP reports is subject to alterations as the health system prioritises activity relating to the Covid-19 pandemic. Reports will be published as soon as possible. Please note that all publication schedules are indicative and subject to change. For the 9 month publication schedule please visit our NCAPOP 9 month publication schedule webpage

Accessing data

Data collected on behalf of HQIP by all NCAPOP projects is routinely reported and these reports are available in the ‘Latest resources’ section. The reported data is also placed on the website.

For details of how to apply for data that is not in the public domain, please see HQIP’s data access webpages. 

Details of the contracts that HQIP awards are available at:

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