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PACK: Practical Approach to Care Kit

I attended a very interesting seminar today organised by C3Health at Barnabas House in London at which Dr Lara Fairall from the University of Cape Town presented on the PACK (Practical Approach to Care Kit) programme. The PACK programme has been developed over the last 12 years in South Africa.

PACK is a set of comprehensive clinical practice guidelines that aims to equip nurses and other clinicians to diagnose and manage common adult conditions at primary care level. It includes information on symptoms, clinical evidence, policy-based guidelines and training.

Dr Fairall spoke about the background to the programme, how the information sources were complied and how the programme (which is nurse-led and based in primary care) was delivered. PACK is led from the Knowledge Translation Unit at the University of Cape Town. Thanks to Dr Richard Smith for the invitation.
 Dr Richard Smith and Dr Lara Fairall
 Some of the delegates networking before the start of the presentation
Dr Lara Fairall giving her presentation
 A picture of the plaque on the outside of Barnabas House

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