Support for Practices

Working alongside local primary care networks (PCNs), Conexus provides a voice, interest and capability for general practices within Wakefield’s Integrated Care Partnership (ICP).

In a nutshell, this is all about ensuring general practice is at the heart of the local partnership. It also means we can support a range of other relevant local initiatives including the Mental Health Alliance, Urgent Care Alliance and workforce planning and development and the Human Resources Director’s Network.

Ways we support practices

On this page are just some of the ways we support local practices. If you are a local practice looking for support or an external partner that can help us support practices, please get in touch with our team.

Training for general practice staff

Designed within general practice, for general practice, Conexus Healthcare is proud to be one of the country’s leading providers for high quality, innovative non-clinical primary care training.

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TARGET training for clinicians and non-clinical staff

Training, development and updates, known as TARGET sessions, support both clinical and non-clinical teams across Wakefield District and are a firm fixture in practice diaries.

TARGET sessions are run for GPs/ANPs, practice manager/admin and practice nurse/other clinical teams at a district level twice a year and at a primary care network level three times per year.

The TARGET office at Conexus provides events management and admin support for these events. Please get in touch if you have any queries.

Purchasing at scale

Together with practices, Conexus regularly looks at practice intelligence to see what common practice purchases can be made together, at scale. This often saves money, hassle and countless phone calls and emails for busy practice managers!

We negotiate deals with suppliers and share news about them in our monthly Conexus e-Updates.

Recent deals include: MJog, Docmail, Lantum and Doc Abode.

Got an idea for a purchase we can make at scale? Know a partner that could support us? Get in touch with our team.

Practice support visits

With our detailed knowledge of care navigation and extended hours provision, we regularly offer support to local practices through online training.

Practical support to signpost patients to the most appropriate services such as Live Well Wakefield, pharmacies, opticians, and GP Care Wakefield make such a positive difference to the staff and the patients’ first contact with general practice.

If you’re a local practice who would like a practice support visit, get in touch with our team here.

Research support and training

Our award-winning research office is headed up by research nurse, Keith Elliot. The team find fully-funded research studies for Wakefield general practices to take part in that can help improve outcomes for patients and practices alike.

Current research studies include:

ALABAMA trial; a study set up to determine whether people have a true penicillin allergy or not. The overall aim is to improve patient outcomes.

Embrace; a study to find out if the “ExPEC9V” study vaccine can protect adults 60 years and older against Invasive E. coli Disease (E. coli bacteraemia).

The Attack study: the primary objective of the trial is to test the hypothesis that low-dose (75mg nonenteric coated) aspirin reduces the risk of major vascular events in people with CKD who do not have pre-existing CVD. Patient Recruitment Patients aged 18 or above with evidence of CKD.

Wondering if your practice is ready for research? Want to get involved in active research studies? Contact the research office and sign up for regular research updates.

About Conexus

Conexus is a confederation of GP practices in the Wakefield District. By connecting together, we are stronger, more resilient and can care effectively for over 386,000 local people.

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