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The Business of Healthcare with Tara Humphrey

Aug 19, 2021

#156 A Sense of Responsibility to Speak Out - with Cedi Frederick

Welcome back to the Business of Healthcare Podcast – this episode is extremely, extremely special to me. I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Cedi Frederick.  Cedi is the Chair at NHS Middlesex University Hospital, he is an entrepreneur, a coach and mentor and he also sits as a Non Executive Director. 

Cedi’s background is in both public and private sectors and for over 25 years held a chief executive level positions in housing associations, social care and organisations that support older people living with learning disabilities, autism and mental health problems. 

We had a very open and honest conversation around out of the 233 trusts that are currently here in the NHS, only 10 Chair positions are held by people from an ethnic minority background, we discussed our thoughts and feeling around this. 

It doesn’t matter what colour you are or from what background, I truly feel it is a powerful discussion which everyone will benefit from hearing. 

This week on The Business of Healthcare: 

  • Who is Cedi Frederick 
  • I am not what I do 
  • When does our own wellbeing and sense of worth override financial responsibilities 
  • What needs to happen to increase the number of ethnic minorities in senior roles 
  • Being as good will not be good enough 


Connect with Cedi Frederick 


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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 12 Primary Care Networks. 

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 200 blogs. 

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