231 episodes

Tara Humphrey looks behind-the-scenes at the business side of healthcare by talking to NHS and private healthcare leaders. And, throughout this podcast, she also shares her own project management and leadership insights.

Tara has an MBA in Healthcare Leadership and Management and Leadership. She is the Founder and the Managing Director of THC Primary Care a leading healthcare consultancy.

The Business of Healthcare Podcast with Tara Humphrey Tara Humphrey

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 36 Ratings

Tara Humphrey looks behind-the-scenes at the business side of healthcare by talking to NHS and private healthcare leaders. And, throughout this podcast, she also shares her own project management and leadership insights.

Tara has an MBA in Healthcare Leadership and Management and Leadership. She is the Founder and the Managing Director of THC Primary Care a leading healthcare consultancy.

    #228 How to choose which events to attend

    #228 How to choose which events to attend

    Let’s get event planning!  
    We are all well versed in mandatory training and where development within our individual roles is measured by the ‘must do’ workplace-based courses but when it comes to the events we choose, how do we target those which are most likely to make the biggest impact on our personal growth, and in our learning and progression as businesses and business leaders? 
    Before the ‘new year, new me’ effect truly wears off (!) and diaries fill up even further, I bring to you a podcast episode focused on my own approach to events planning; both in terms of benchmarking and recognising my own personal development goals, and when considering the design and delivery of THC Primary Care’s own events. 
     
    Listen on to hear my advice and experiences about: 
     
    Why not to book events too far in advance (unless there are more complex travel and logistical implications)   
    When timing matters (especially when it comes to release of new guidance or embedding new process locally)   
    How attending events which are not necessarily role or sector-specific can also be incredibly empowering   
    What to consider when choosing your events, and thinking carefully about what you really want to get out of them, be it; opportunities to network or connect with peers, access to industry insights and policy development, completion of formal professional development, and / or marketing your product or services.   
    I also offer insight into my approach in putting together our PCN Plus live event, which is open for registration NOW for all PCN leaders and takes place in Nottingham on Wednesday 1st March.  
     
    And my other recommended events? 
     
    The Primary Care Conference hosted by The NHS Confederation on 22nd February 2023 
     
    Best Practice London from 8th to 9th March 2023 
     
    NHS ConfedExpo 2023 in Manchester from the 14th to 15th June 2023 
      
    I also mention reading the book ‘The Art of Gathering’ and the advice I have taken about events management from Jessica Smith, Co-Founder at SomX. Both speak of the importance of value in an event, not just what we can get from them, something I have embraced and taken to heart. 
      
    Work with me   
       
    I’m Tara Humphrey and I am the founder of THC Primary Care, a leading healthcare consultancy. I provide project and network management to Primary Care Networks and consulting support to clinical leads. To date, I’ve worked with 11 Training Hubs and supported over 50 Primary Care Networks and 3 GP Federations. I understand and appreciate the complexity of healthcare and what it takes to deliver projects across multiple practices.  
    I have over 20 years of project management and business development experience across the private and public sector and have an MBA in Leadership and Management in Healthcare. I’m also published in the London Journal of Primary Care and the author of over 250 Blogs   
       
    For more weekly insights and advice sign up to my newsletter.   
    Improving the Business of Healthcare – One Episode at a Time    
       
    Sign up to receive our free download – click here If you feel your leadership and management meetings are unproductive or you are uncertain of where you should prioritise your focus for the week.   
       
    Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of the Business of Healthcare Podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, head over to Apple Podcasts to subscribe, leave your honest review, and share your favourite episodes on social media. Find us on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn or visit our website – THC Primary Care.   

    • 19 min
    #227 5 book recommendations to improve your communication, leadership and productivity

    #227 5 book recommendations to improve your communication, leadership and productivity

    It’s our third episode of 2023 and to counter any recent effects of ‘Blue Monday’, as ever, it’s my aim to offer some inspiration! So, this week on the podcast, I’m fully focused on my top five, most recently impactful reads, for those seeking empowerment, increased productivity levels and improved communication and leadership skills.  
     These books have truly influenced my approach; both internally at THC Primary Care as a business leader, and in the way I collaborate with the networks and teams within my client-facing portfolio. Each of them has remained an enduring and key reference point when it comes to: 
     
    Growing my business  Nurturing and empowering staff   Continually striving to communicate well  Recognising the importance of self-awareness, manifestation, visualisation and remaining positive  Adapting and adopting different approaches to prioritisation, organisation of time and task management Writing down goals, ideas, and giving your ‘second brain’ the stimulation and the respect it deserves Maintaining consistency And finally…. why taking a break from social media might be a good thing….   
    So, in no particular order, the books that you need in your life right now are: 
     
    Twelve And A Half by Gary Vaynerchuk found here  Manifest by Roxie Nafousi found here  Hyperfocus by Chris Bailey found here  Building A Second Brain by Tiago Forte found here  The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy found here   
    Mentions in this episode  
     
    BoH podcast #131 Gratitude & Affirmations as a Business Strategy with Natalie Eckdahl  BoH podcast #219 Seeing Beyond What Your Organisation Does with Dr Owen Williams  Asana task management system  Good Notes app  K Digital Studio digital planner   
    Work with me   
       
    I’m Tara Humphrey and I’m the founder of THC Primary Care, a leading healthcare consultancy. I provide project and network management to Primary Care Networks and consulting support to clinical leads. To date, I’ve worked with 11 Training Hubs and supported over 50 Primary Care Networks and 3 GP Federations. I understand and appreciate the complexity of healthcare and what it takes to deliver projects across multiple practices.  
    I have over 20 years of project management and business development experience across the private and public sector and have an MBA in Leadership and Management in Healthcare. I’m also published in the London Journal of Primary Care and the author of over 250 Blogs   
       
    For more weekly insights and advice sign up to my newsletter.   
    Improving the Business of Healthcare – One Episode at a Time    
       
    Sign up to receive our free download – click here If you feel your leadership and management meetings are unproductive or you are uncertain of where you should prioritise your focus for the week.   
       
    Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of the Business of Healthcare Podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, head over to Apple Podcasts to subscribe, leave your honest review, and share your favourite episodes on social media. Find us on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn or visit our website – THC Primary Care.   
     

    • 20 min
    #226 Proud2bOps with Emma Challans-Rasool

    #226 Proud2bOps with Emma Challans-Rasool

    This week I have the pleasure of speaking with Emma Challans-Rasool the Founder and Chair of Proud2bOps & Director of Organisational Development, Culture and Talent, NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
    Emma has worked across healthcare for almost 20 years. She started her career in Clinical Audit and Effectiveness working across Sheffield health and care partners.  Emma has been fortunate to lead in various senior leadership roles including Operational Management, Service Improvement, Organisational Development and Transformation.  Emma’s public sector experience spans acute, community, primary care and independent.  She has also gained experience within the private healthcare sector and worked across Europe as a Senior Consultant supporting organisational change and effectiveness.  
    Emma has a strong passion for improving quality of care for patients and creating the right conditions and opportunities that people can thrive in. Emma believes dearly and holds a constant ambition to develop and sustain cultures where networking, compassion, motivation, belonging and learning for improvement is valued and lived through the behaviours of people and systems.
    She is the Founder and Chair of Proud2bOps, a national network for operational professionals from health and care providers. 
    Emma believes in teamwork, relationships and creating an inclusive and trusted culture where colleagues are supported to provide outstanding care and be the best that they can be. 
    If you are in leadership & management, grab a pen and make your notes, Emma has a tremendous amount of experience to share with us all.   
    Vision & Values  Member etiquette  Proud2bOps what is the organisation and who it supports  Being an independent organisation  Providing a safe space   The differences between leadership and management  Time management & boundaries  How to move forward if not everyone agrees    
    Connect with Emma & Proud to be Ops 
    Proud2bOps on linkedin 
    Proud2bOps on Twitter 
    Email proud to be ops 
     
    Work with me 
     I’m Tara Humphrey and I’m the founder of THC Primary Care, a leading healthcare consultancy. I provide project and network management to Primary Care Networks and consulting support to clinical leads. To date, I’ve worked with 11 Training Hubs and supported over 50 Primary Care Networks and 3 GP Federations.  I understand and appreciate the complexity of healthcare and what it takes to deliver projects across multiple practices. 
    I have over 20 years of project management and business development experience across the private and public sector and have an MBA in Leadership and Management in Healthcare. I’m also published in the London Journal of Primary Care and the author of over 250 Blogs 
     
    For more weekly insights and advice sign up to my newsletter. 
    Improving the Business of Healthcare – One Episode at a Time  
     
    Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of the Business of Healthcare Podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, head over to Apple Podcasts to subscribe, leave your honest review, and share your favourite episodes on social media. Find us on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn or visit our website – THC Primary Care. 

    • 38 min
    #225 How to make your NHS job application stand out with Dr Hussain Gandhi

    #225 How to make your NHS job application stand out with Dr Hussain Gandhi

    This week I have the pleasure of discussing how to make your NHS job application stand out with Dr Hussain Gandhi.
    We cover the following topics
    The difference of how and where you apply for your NHS job  In the supporting documentation, do not disclose your demographic information  Tailor your application  Contact the organisation to ask any questions prior to your application  Do your research  Think about what you want from your ideal employer  Being Professional in the interview process   
    Find out more about Dr Hussain Gandhi 
    eGPlearning 
    Linkedin Dr Hussain Gandhi 
     
    Mentions in the episode 
    PCN Plus Course 
    THC Blog 
     
    Work with me 
     
    I’m Tara Humphrey and I’m the founder of THC Primary Care, a leading healthcare consultancy. I provide project and network management to Primary Care Networks and consulting support to clinical leads. To date, I’ve worked with 11 Training Hubs and supported over 50 Primary Care Networks and 3 GP Federations.  I understand and appreciate the complexity of healthcare and what it takes to deliver projects across multiple practices. 
    I have over 20 years of project management and business development experience across the private and public sector and have an MBA in Leadership and Management in Healthcare. I’m also published in the London Journal of Primary Care and the author of over 250 Blogs 
     
    For more weekly insights and advice sign up to my newsletter. 
    Improving the Business of Healthcare – One Episode at a Time  
     
    Sign up to receive our free download – click here If you feel your leadership and management meetings are unproductive or you are uncertain of where you should prioritise your focus for the week. 
     
    Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of the Business of Healthcare Podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, head over to Apple Podcasts to subscribe, leave your honest review, and share your favourite episodes on social media. Find us on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn or visit our website – THC Primary Care. 
     

    • 33 min
    #224 Designing Your Career with Tara Humphrey

    #224 Designing Your Career with Tara Humphrey

    This is the first podcast of 2023 and I think for many people, the start of a new year provides us with the opportunity to look back and reflect over the past year.
    For me, one of the highlights of last year was the amount I got to travel for work
    I think because I'm happy to travel, because I have a really strong support system which enables me to do this, and because I leverage social media, this podcast and our blog, this exposure has created so many opportunities that have given me the flexibility to design my career.
     
    ·       I'm a CEO of a company which is soon to have 10 employees
    ·       I'm a podcaster – where I share my insights of being a health care manager and have interviews with established leaders in the field of health and care
    ·       I'm a blogger where we share Primary Care Network leadership and management advice
    ·       And within my job, I am a hands on PCN Manager and facilitator and consultant and advisor
     
    I don’t think what I have built is a conventional consultancy.
     
    I am just following my passions, saying yes to the opportunities that interest me, taken a few risks, investing in myself and to a degree, I’m happy to make a bunch of mistakes along the way.
    I think that’s how you design your career is unique to you.
    If you have the desire to do something different, a create a side hustle, or take on a project that maybe pushes you outside of your comfort zone or even change your job entirely, maybe 2023 is the year to do this.
    You do not have to be one thing or do the same thing you have always done, but it’s up to you and down to you to create opportunities. I believe, in order to make this happen, you need to be a bit braver and give yourself the permission to try something different, knowing that the worse thing that could happen is you would be to simply fail.
     
    It's OK to try something and it not work. It can be emotionally painful, time-consuming and financially costly BUT lol…. Don’t let that put you off. Be smart and take steps that will help you to minimise the risks.
     
    I absolutely love the career I am building, and I feel both content and excited to do more and try more.
     
    This year, instead of having a word for 2023, we are going for a vibe that vibe is NEXT Level.
     
    In 2023, I want to do things that take me as a Leader, business owner, podcaster and blogger to the next level which at the moment requires me to be both a bit braver, and bit more focussed.
    I would like to end this podcast asking you to consider:
    1.     What do you want your vibe of the year to be?
    2.     If you were a bit braver, career-wise what would you do?
    3.     Are there any areas which require a bit more focus and what would this look like?
     
    Work with me 
     
    I’m Tara Humphrey and I’m the founder of THC Primary Care, a leading healthcare consultancy. I provide project and network management to Primary Care Networks and consulting support to clinical leads. To date, I’ve worked with 11 Training Hubs and supported over 50 Primary Care Networks and 3 GP Federations.  I understand and appreciate the complexity of healthcare and what it takes to deliver projects across multiple practices. 
    I have over 20 years of project management and business development experience across the private and public sector and have an MBA in Leadership and Management in Healthcare. I’m also published in the London Journal of Primary Care and the author of over 250 Blogs 
     
    For more weekly insights and advice sign up to my newsletter. 
    Improving the Business of Healthcare – One Episode at a Time  
     
    Sign up to receive our free download – click here If you feel your leadership and management meetings are unproductive or you are uncertain of where you should prioritise your focus for the week. 
     
    Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of the Business of Healthcare Podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, head

    • 28 min
    #223 Phin Robinson Trusting the people around you

    #223 Phin Robinson Trusting the people around you

    223 – Phin Robinson Trusting the people around you
    This week I have the pleasure of interviewing Phin Robinson from Pure Physiotherapy.  Phin is the Founder & Director at Pure Physiotherapy Ltd.
    Phin gives us a leadership and management masterclass.  He has a tremendous amount of experience, please do check out his organisation if you are looking for a First Contact Physio or ways in which their organisation could in fact help your Primary Care Network. 
    Why Phin chose Physiotherapy  Scaling & investment  Selling into the NHS  The growing pains of growing a business  The importance of exercise and being active  Choosing your area of expertise  Being Proactive   
    Connect with Phin & Pure Physio 
    Phin on LinkedIn 
    Pure on linkedin 
    Pure on Twitter
    Pure on Facebook
    Pure on Instagram
    Pure on Youtube
     
    Find out more about Pure Physio 
    Blog – What does a good contract review look like? 
    Website - Pure Physiotherapy 
     
    Work with me 
     
    I’m Tara Humphrey and I’m the founder of THC Primary Care, a leading healthcare consultancy. I provide project and network management to Primary Care Networks and consulting support to clinical leads. To date, I’ve worked with 11 Training Hubs and supported over 50 Primary Care Networks and 3 GP Federations.  I understand and appreciate the complexity of healthcare and what it takes to deliver projects across multiple practices. 
    I have over 20 years of project management and business development experience across the private and public sector and have an MBA in Leadership and Management in Healthcare. I’m also published in the London Journal of Primary Care and the author of over 250 Blogs 
     
    For more weekly insights and advice sign up to my newsletter. 
    Improving the Business of Healthcare – One Episode at a Time  
    Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of the Business of Healthcare Podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, head over to Apple Podcasts to subscribe, leave your honest review, and share your favourite episodes on social media. Find us on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn or visit our website – THC Primary Care. 
     

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

SJGIP ,

Designing your career

Great podcast. Insightful and inspiring. I will be braver in my career development choices.

Carol Read ,

Go to podcast

Great podcast that covers a range of topics, insight and learning for anyone interested in healthcare. Tara is able to bring out the best from all podcast guests by her conversational manner and deep listening for those "aha" moments!

As a guest on the podcast the whole process was made easy by Tara & her wonderful team. It also generated additional new thinking that I will be using in my business.

I recommend the podcast to my coaching clients and always listen to each new episode as soon as they are available.

Joshua Sprigg ,

Must listen

If you are intrigued by the industry it is a must!
If you are from industry it is a must!

Either way… it’s a must!

Tara is incredible and gives the public a behind the scenes of Healthcare that we’ve all been curious about!

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