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The Business of Healthcare Podcast with Tara Humphrey

Sep 7, 2022

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 


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 


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