University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Wessex PIC Forum

With the regionalisation of paediatric intensive care services, the Wessex Paediatric Intensive Care (PIC) Forum was established to ensure the views of the region continue to be represented in the structuring of services for these children. 

The forum plays an important role in the education and training of staff caring for critically ill children in the district general hospitals, through the development and dissemination of practice guidelines and our annual education day.

The forum comprises senior nurse and medical representatives from all the hospitals that refer to PICU and is currently chaired by Dr Mike Linney (

Find out about our latest education days for health professionals managing critically ill children and explore our information on the retrieval servicepandemic influenza and clinical guidelines.