212 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 • 34 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.

    #209 Facilitation Tips with Tara Humphrey

    #209 Facilitation Tips with Tara Humphrey

    Welcome back to episode 209 of The Business of Healthcare Podcast.  This week I am talking about Facilitation Tips and how to successfully conduct a meeting.  Firstly it is preparation, then it’s the importance of mastering the fundamentals and being consistent. This episode will be beneficial if you are looking for tips and advice on how to hold your space within a meeting, or to appreciate what it takes to hold a successful meeting. 
     
    This week on the Business of Healthcare Podcast 
    The importance of doing the basic tasks 
    Preparation for the meeting 
    Are there pressing issues? 
    Presenting the information you wish to discuss 
    Core Strengths Training – click here for further details 
    Learning how to close off the conversation 
    Asking direct questions 
    The importance of training team members to free up your time 
    Observe & Study who conducts meetings really really well and learn from them 
     
    Podcast Episodes which may be of interest 
    208 Salma Yasmeen Inspiring the next generation and keeping the ladder down Salma shares how valuable it is having her assistant helps free up her time so she can make better use for her time & the importance of mentorship. 
     
    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 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 
     
    From coaching to courses. Our blog, newsletters and the Business of healthcare podcast. We are a small team hugely passionate about Primary Care Networks and the PCN Manager role.   
    We try to give you as much FREE content as we can alongside our day job of managing Primary Care Networks.  
    If you need support to apply the insights we share, we would love to support you.   
     
    For more weekly insights and advice sign up to our newsletter here. 
     
    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. 

    • 20 min
    #208 Inspiring the next generation & keeping the ladder down with Salma Yasmeen

    #208 Inspiring the next generation & keeping the ladder down with Salma Yasmeen

    Welcome back to The Business of Healthcare Podcast.  This week I have the absolute pleasure of speaking with Salma Yasmeen who is the Executive Director of Strategy and Change – South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. 
    Salma brings a wealth of knowledge of health and care systems and leading innovation and change in organisations and across systems with people at the centre. Salma started her career as a Mental Health Nurse and joined South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in 2017.   
     
    This week on the Business of Healthcare Podcast 
    Salma’s career and being a proud mental health nurse 
    Being courageous and bold 
    Inspiring the next generation 
    Being a key person of influence in the NHS 
    The power of coaching and what it has meant to Salma 
    The importance of good governance and setting the leadership tone in her organisation 
    The Complexities of running a large organisation and getting in her own way 
    Having an assistant to help protect your time 
    Leadership happens at every level 
     
    How to Connect with Salma Yasmeen 
    Twitter 
     
    Episode Mentions 
    Karen Middleton 
    Dr Bola Owolabi 
     
    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. 

    • 36 min
    #207 Shaping a more exciting future for Primary Care with Ruth Rankine

    #207 Shaping a more exciting future for Primary Care with Ruth Rankine

    Welcome back to The Business of Healthcare Podcast.  This week I have the absolute pleasure of speaking with Ruth Rankine who is the Director of Primary Care at NHS Confederation. 
    We talk about the current challenges that PCN’s are facing and how NHS Confed are supporting its members, what will happen after 2024? Does Ruth think PCN’s will remain? Why do some PCN’s thrive and some struggle? There are lots of things to learn about NHS Confed in this episode. 
     
    This week on the Business of Healthcare Podcast 
    How to engage and mobilise at a national level 
    The current challenges PCN’s are facing at the moment 
    Supporting members 
    Working at scale 
    How Ruth started her career in the NHS and what she loves about working for Confed 
     
    How to Connect with Ruth Rankine 
    Twitter 
    NHS Confed Website 
     
    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. 

    • 47 min
    #206 Mental Health IS as important as Physical Health with Sean Duggan OBE

    #206 Mental Health IS as important as Physical Health with Sean Duggan OBE

    Welcome back to The Business of Healthcare Podcast.  This week I have the absolute pleasure of speaking with Sean Duggan OBE who is the Chief Executive, Mental Health Network for the NHS Confederation and he has held this position since 2016. 
    Sean is dedicated to raising standards of care and treatment of mental health services and improving lives of those who use the services and their carers. 
    We talk about ICS (Integrated Care Systems), ICB (Integrated Care Boards), The NHS Confederation & Mental Health Network, influencing skills and practical advice on how to craft our arguments. The importance of relationships and collaboration. Sean also shares how we need to give this new way of coming together a really good go, it is a joy to speak with someone so passionate and enthusiastic – life is all about learning.  
     
    This week on the Business of Healthcare Podcast 
    Seans background as a mental health nurse and over 40 years of working in mental health 
    Mental Health services in prisons 
    Becoming a Board Director in his mid 30’s 
    What prompted Sean to apply for his current role 
    Why Mental Health IS as important as Physical Health 
    Keeping Mental Health at the forefront  
     
    How to Connect with Sean Duggan 
    Twitter 
      
    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. 
     
     

    • 44 min
    #205 Clinical Management in my early years with Dr Neil Modha

    #205 Clinical Management in my early years with Dr Neil Modha

    Welcome back to The Business of Healthcare Podcast.  This week I have the pleasure of speaking with Dr Neil Modha who is a General Practitioner Partner at Thistlemoor Medical Centre, Chair of Greater Peterborough Network GP federation and Co-chair of the Integrated Care Provider of the North part of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Integrated Care System.  
    In our Leadership series I thought it would be a great opportunity to re share with you all of Neil’s thoughts on Leadership & Management 
    We discuss Dr Neil's career to date – and how he has stepped into his leadership role, his passion for helping his community and the work and risks he has taken to achieve his goals. 
    This week on the Business of Healthcare Podcast we discuss 
    How Neil has been happy to take risks for the benefit of the population he provides care for  Hard to reach communities and what this means to fight for a population to make change and make things better  Being a GP Trainer  Family and the importance of a support network to help achieve goals  Finding the balance of being in the detail and being strategic    
    How to Connect with Dr Neil Modha 
    LinkedIn 
    Twitter 
    Thistlemoor Medical Centre 
     
    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 19 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
    #204 The Framing Effect To Influence Decisions

    #204 The Framing Effect To Influence Decisions

    Welcome back to episode 204 of The Business of Healthcare Podcast. This week I am discussing The Framing Effect and what this means for you and your organisation / team. When making decisions, most people think about every choice's potential risk and drawback. This can often lead to paralysis by analysis or no decision at all.  
    This week on the Business of Healthcare Podcast 
    Positive framing and how to use the framing effect to support and influence decision-making.  
    Tools I learned whilst studying for my MBA and still use today 
    How it can aid you making Financial Decisions 
    Studying how other people can process decisions 
    Packaging your proposition  
     
    Podcast Episodes which may be of interest 
    202 Christine Bushell Faith, Energy & Influence Christine shares how she presents her propositions to her team and board and gives a great example of how she prepares and delivers her findings and the benefits of doing it this way. 
     
    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 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 
     
    From coaching to courses. Our blog, newsletters and the Business of healthcare podcast. We are a small team hugely passionate about Primary Care Networks and the PCN Manager role.   
    We try to give you as much FREE content as we can alongside our day job of managing Primary Care Networks.  
    If you need support to apply the insights we share, we would love to support you.   
     
    For more weekly insights and advice sign up to our newsletter here. 
     
    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. 

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Carol Read ,

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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!

Lolla_bennett ,

Enlightening. Honest. Motivating.

There is so much to take away from this show. Every show has takeaways that I can apply in my career. But it’s also amazingly entertaining and inspiring. Tara the host shares so many ideas and insights that I’ve not experienced from any other host.

Highly recommend if your in the NHS, healthcare or looking for leadership guidance (from any sector!).

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