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The Business of Healthcare with Tara Humphrey

Aug 26, 2021

158 Leaving the NHS with Dr Rachael Rooney 

In today’s episode I am talking with the wonderful Dr Rachael Rooney. Rachael is a GP by background and now specialises in providing lifestyle medicine and advice.  Rachael talks about the push and pull factors, which led to her stepping out of her general practice. We also talk about the doctor title and how important it is to Rachel, whether she's going to be using it or not. We discuss the importance of putting yourself first and saying no, and not feeling bad about it and managing your time, managing your energy,  listening to your thoughts and managing your mind. I really, really enjoyed it. It's really thought provoking and an excellent episode.


This week on The Business of Healthcare: 

  • Who is Dr Rachael Rooney 
  • Push & Pull factors 
  • Doctor title and what it means 
  • GP Retention Scheme 
  • New phase of career 


Mentions in Podcast 

Episode 141 – Dr Helen Lawal 


Connect with Dr Rachael Rooney 


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 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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