GP confederation shortlisted for top healthcare award

General Practice Awards - Conexus Healthcare

A Wakefield-based GP group has been shortlisted for another prominent healthcare award after improving access to vital primary care services for millions of patients nationwide.

Conexus Healthcare are contenders for ‘Training Provider of the Year’ at the General Practice Awards in recognition of their successful care navigation training and consultancy programme.

The GP group, which represents all 37 of Wakefield’s GP practices, picked up the gong for ‘Improving value of primary care services’ through care navigation at last month’s HSJ Value Awards. In just 18 months, they have accredited over 5,500 frontline reception staff, in more than 1,000 GP practices, with their multi award-winning care navigation training.

The locally-developed scheme was originally created as a pilot project between Wakefield doctors to help enhance patient care and improve access to vital health and care services. It has since proven so beneficial that it has now been adopted by hundreds of GP practices across England and Wales.

Conexus Healthcare’s Managing Director, Kate Brentley said:

“We are delighted to be shortlisted. Over the past two years, we have become the country’s leading provider of care navigation training designed to empower frontline staff and maximise how we use not just the healthcare professionals within our practices but outside it. 


By continually testing and refining this training on the ground here in general practice, we believe we’ve come up with a solution that helps millions of patients get the care they need whilst also making the best use of our workforce and skills. 


This nomination recognises the incredible dedication of our trainers and local member practices and we couldn’t be more proud.”