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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
    • 5.0 • 48 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.

    #314 The Business of Healthcare Consulting - Is Now the Right Time to Become a Healthcare Consultant?

    #314 The Business of Healthcare Consulting - Is Now the Right Time to Become a Healthcare Consultant?

    Building on from episode 312, Tara returns to share why now is a great time to become a healthcare consultant.
    In this episode, Tara shares the pressing issues of rising health inequalities, staff shortages, and escalating costs that the health and care system is currently grappling with.
    Find out the importance of conducting thorough research and carving out a niche market to stand out in the competitive consulting landscape, and discover how to define your services and pinpoint your target audience to navigate the complexities of healthcare consulting effectively.
    Tara's Key Takeaways:
    Why now is a great time to become a healthcare consultant. The importance of defining a niche and conducting market research for success in the healthcare consulting industry. How understanding funding sources and cost perception within NHS organisations is essential for consultants. Why building connections and paying it forward can help consultants grow their business and gain valuable insights.  To Download our Checklist - please click here
    Episode 312 - listen here
    Work with THC Primary Care
    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 120 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.

    • 14 min
    #313 Oral Health at Home and Abroad with Dr. Sugz Maha

    #313 Oral Health at Home and Abroad with Dr. Sugz Maha

    In this week's episode, Tara interviews Dr Sugz Maha, a general dentist practicing in Hertfordshire. They discuss the importance of oral health, the business aspects of dentistry, and the challenges faced by both dentists and patients.
    Dr. Sugz Maha emphasises the need for trust and ethical practices in dentistry, as well as the importance of prevention and good oral hygiene. They also touch on the affordability of dental care and the potential for closer collaboration between dentists and general practitioners.
    Key takeaways from this week's episode:
    Tooth decay is the most prevalent disease in the world and is entirely preventable with good oral hygiene. Patients considering dental tourism should be cautious and thoroughly research the qualifications and reputation of the dentist or clinic. Maintaining good oral hygiene at home is crucial. There should be closer collaboration between dentists and general practitioners to improve overall healthcare outcomes. Parents play a crucial role in instilling good oral hygiene habits in children by setting a positive example. Patients should prioritise stable oral health before considering cosmetic treatments and trust their instincts when it comes to treatment recommendations. Dr. Sugz Maha can be reached on Instagram @drmaha.dental for dental-related inquiries and on LinkedIn @drsugzmaha for marketing-related inquiries.
    Work with THC Primary Care
    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 120 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.

    • 32 min
    #312 The Business of Healthcare Consulting - Getting Started

    #312 The Business of Healthcare Consulting - Getting Started

    Ever wondered how you can turn a series of diverse job experiences into a thriving healthcare consulting business?
    This week, Tara shares her personal journey, recounting the thrill and challenges of negotiating her first clients, how word of mouth was crucial in securing opportunities, and the importance of patience and hard work in building a client pipeline.
    Here are Tara's key takeaways for this week:
    Mindset is key in running a business. Visualisation and manifestation can be powerful tools. Making choices that align with desired outcomes can lead to positive shifts in business. Self-awareness and honest evaluation of leadership skills are important for personal growth. Building a supportive network and choosing people carefully for support can be beneficial. It's okay to not always have a positive mindset and to seek support when needed. Financial literacy is essential for running a successful business. Don't be afraid to try new things and accept that not everything will be successful. To find out more about us at THC  https://www.thcprimarycare.co.uk/about-us
    To visit the blog at THC https://www.thcprimarycare.co.uk/blog
    For more information on Pure Physiotherapy and how they can help support your PCN click here
     
    To Download our Checklist - please click here
     
    Work with THC Primary Care
    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 120 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.

    • 26 min
    #311 The Importance of Clinical Supervision in Healthcare with Julie Combes

    #311 The Importance of Clinical Supervision in Healthcare with Julie Combes

    In this conversation, Tara interviews Julie Combes from NHS Elect about clinical supervision in healthcare. They discuss the challenges of providing clinical supervision, the importance of time and support, and the benefits of clinical supervision for professionals and organisations.
     
    Julie explains the role of NHS Elect in providing support and resources for healthcare systems and individuals. They also touch on the differences between clinical supervision in hospital trusts and primary care, as well as the skills required to be an effective clinical supervisor. Julie offers advice for individuals who want to become clinical supervisors and for those in organisations without a structured supervision program.  



    This week, Julie & Tara discuss:
    Clinical supervision being a valuable practice in healthcare, providing protected time for reflective conversations and development opportunities. A major challenge is time in providing and accessing clinical supervision. Clinical supervision is not mandatory in all organisations, but it can have positive impacts on retention rates and staff well-being. If an organisation does not have a structured clinical supervision program. To find out more, visit the NHS Elect website here.
    Work with THC Primary Care
    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 120 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.

    • 23 min
    #310 An Introduction to Rural Health with Veronika Rasic

    #310 An Introduction to Rural Health with Veronika Rasic

    Access to healthcare services and workforce shortages are major challenges in rural areas..

    Veronika Rasic, a GP and founder of Rural Health Compass, discusses the challenges and benefits of rural healthcare. She highlights the lack of universally agreed-upon definitions for rural communities and the diverse needs they have.
    Veronika emphasises the importance of additional training for healthcare professionals working in rural practices and the need for a shift in medical education to include more primary care and rural focused training. She also discusses the seasonal pressures faced by rural communities and the importance of understanding the political determinants of health in addressing rural healthcare issues.
    In this podcast, Veronika & Tara discuss:
    Rural communities facing challenges in accessing healthcare services and dealing with workforce shortages. Healthcare professionals working in rural practices needing additional training, particularly in emergency care and community management. Medical education should include more primary care and rural-focused training. Rural communities experiencing seasonal pressures, especially during tourist seasons. Understanding the political determinants of health is crucial in addressing rural healthcare issues. Work with THC Primary Care
    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 120 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.

    • 27 min
    #309 Making Sense of Politics with Peter Ptashko

    #309 Making Sense of Politics with Peter Ptashko

    Are you curious about how the political landscape can reshape our healthcare system? Join us in this weeks episode as Peter Ptashko, a Labour Party member and NHS foundation trust governor, takes us through the entwined paths of politics and healthcare.
    Peter & Tara discuss the challenges of balancing a professional career with political activism and the significance of local elections in setting the tone for Labour's strategies moving forward. Through stories of urban development in Whitstable and the day-to-day impact of politics on individuals, we gain a deeper understanding of how politicians can indeed change lives.
    This week, Peter & Tara:
    Politics having a significant impact on healthcare professionals and business owners.
    Politicians changing people's lives through constituency work and national/regional policy-making.
    Grassroots community engaging is crucial for making a difference in local issues.
    The lack of trust in politicians, and the quality of politicians needing improvement. 
    Ambition, unity, and working together being essential for creating a better country.
    Work with THC Primary Care
    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 120 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

Customer Reviews

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48 Ratings

48 Ratings

DCFHL ,

Outstanding

Amazing podcast and helps me think about the leader I want to be.

fittness Phin ,

A great podcast series

Really enjoy Listening to these podcasts! Great guests and really well put together. Thank you 😊

igpdoc ,

The Business of Healthcare podcast series

I usually have this on my playlist for when I'm commuting and Tara uses her interview skills to bring energy insight and clarity to these podcasts. I was thrilled to be invited to have a fireside chat with her and talk about General Practice, Population Health, Policy and Leadership. Hope you find it helpful but most of all catch up with some of the other inspirational leaders and let's learn together !

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