Recent projects at Conexus
On this page, you can read more about the projects we’ve completed or started recently to support general practice.
If you have any questions or would like to partner with us on a project, please get in touch with our team – we’re always keen to explore new ideas and projects that help our members.
COVID-19 staff bank
Local staff from practices, returning clinicians and locums were encouraged to sign-up to the bank to fill shifts advertised in practices, GP Care Wakefield and COVID-19 assessment hubs.
The staff bank gives the local health system space to flexibly increase local capacity when needed. It also provides easy access for staff to check out new opportunities in the local area helping staff retention.
Vaccine staff bank
The vaccine staff bank supported the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines across the Wakefield District throughout the week.
Conexus supported the vaccine centres: Sandal RUFC and St Swithun's Eastmoor. We recruited staff from local practices and the general public to boost our workforce, which now stands at over 120 people. This includes volunteers, vaccinators, non-registered vaccinators, admin staff, marshalls and site supervisors.
‘Freedom to speak up’ guardian
It provides reassurance to general practice staff through a confidential service outside their own practice but embedded in primary care.
Conexus supports staff to highlight issues, concerns, or worries they have observed but may not feel confident sharing within their practice. We advise, support and guide those individuals, ensuring that patient care is prioritised.
Digital workforce scheduling
Conexus teamed up with Doc Abode, who provide a digital workforce platform that allows practices and primary care networks in the Wakefield District to coordinate delivery of the vaccination programme for housebound patients by using a secure, flexible and integrated App.
With an initial implementation with colleagues at Health Care First, we were able to determine the benefits of using the App and then make this available to all GP practices in the District. This has successfully reduced 10 days of administration time into one click.
COVID assessment units (CAUs)
This gave patients with coronavirus symptoms access to primary care support if symptoms worsened.
This also helped free up local GP practices and the hospital to treat and care for people with non-COVID-19 related health conditions.
Document management programme
Working in partnership with Pennine GP Alliance, we also provided local training to streamline practice processes in this area. The programme saves vast quantities of practice time and improves the quality of the work that we’ll be monitoring over the coming months.