314 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

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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.

    #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
    #308 Understanding the NHS Backlogs

    #308 Understanding the NHS Backlogs

    Can the NHS sustain its current model, especially with the post-COVID backlog? 
    Join us as we welcome Nicola Ellis-Webb, the Group Healthcare Services Director at Acacium Group, to discuss the intricate and pressing issue of NHS backlogs. 
    In this podcast, Nicola & Tara discuss:
    Insourcing - a strategy used to address the backlog by bringing in specialist teams to help clear it.
    The different waiting lists within the NHS backlog, depending on the stage of treatment.
    Monitoring the backlog, the importance of looking at trends to assess the impact of interventions.
    Collaboration between the NHS and the independent sectors.
    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
    #307 Life as Labour Councillor - Things are never left with Douglas Hamandishe

    #307 Life as Labour Councillor - Things are never left with Douglas Hamandishe

    Douglas, a mental health nurse and digital influencer, discusses his journey from being an engineer to becoming a nurse and a politician. He talks about the importance of understanding human behavior and the value he can offer in the mental health field.
    Tara & Douglas discuss various health issues, including dental health, population health management, and the challenges of an aging population. Douglas also highlights the value of personal development and being authentically oneself while studying and learning to maximise skills.
    In this podcast, Tara covers:
    Understanding human behavior is crucial in the field of mental health.
    Politics is a transformational field that aims to improve people's lives.
    Decisions in politics can be influenced by cultural factors and the lack of competition.
    Population health management focuses on preventing illness and improving the overall health and well-being of a country's citizens.
    The challenges in healthcare include issues like dental health, social care, and the aging population. Dog walking can be a powerful way to build community connections and gain a deeper understanding of the community.
    Embracing the lived experience is important in politics, as it brings valuable perspectives and stories to the table.
    Being a counselor requires a significant time commitment, with around 20 hours of work per week, including attending council meetings in the evenings.
    Allowing people to go on their own journey and change their minds is important in politics and in life.
    Understanding the politics within politics, including the culture and behavior within political parties, is crucial for navigating the political landscape.
    Personal development and continuous learning are essential for maximising skills and being authentically oneself.
    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.

    • 31 min
    #306 A Week in the Life of a Healthcare Consultancy CEO

    #306 A Week in the Life of a Healthcare Consultancy CEO

    Join Tara on a personal journey through a typically busy and dynamic week in her life as a healthcare consultant, as she balances the demands of work alongside her family commitments.
    In this podcast, Tara covers:
    The intricacies of planning, problem-solving, and prioritisation that keeps THC Primary Care thriving; including the Sunday routine that helps Tara prepare for the week of work ahead. Tackling unexpected hiccups throughout the week and how to deal with these, particularly when you’re working away from the office. Her preparations for the second annual PCN Plus Live conference in Nottingham – and later in the week, a collaborative session with a Lincolnshire-based primary care network. Why clear communication, meaningful interactions and organised teamwork is vital to driving organisational success. Her dedication to setting boundaries when it comes to managing workload and mapping team roles and responsibilities, and the importance of trusting your instincts when recruiting. How to ensure a hybrid working model can be successful; whilst blending in-person and virtual collaboration to maintain a high-performing team aligned in values and standards. Podcasting; Tara’s own approach and her key takeaways following a discussion on podcasting and overarching business strategies with fellow primary care consultant Rachel Morris. Mentions in this episode:
    Business of Healthcare ep #230 Diary of a Managing Director
    Business of Healthcare ep #258 Behind the Business
    PCN Members' Club - click to join us today
    Phin Robinson at Pure Physiotherapy - find out more about how they can support your PCN
    Amy Porterfield's podcast
    Ollie Marchon's Without Limits podcast 
    Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable by Tim S Grover
    PCN Plus Leadership Course
    Rachel Morris' You Are Not A Frog podcast
    The General Practice podcast with Ben Gowland
    eGPlearning YouTube channel
    Peloton app
    Slumber app
    Calm app
    Ten Percent Happier
    PCN ARRS Salary Calculator
    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.

    • 50 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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