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The Business of Healthcare Podcast with Tara Humphrey

Sep 28, 2022

Dr Mohan Sekeram, is GP Principal at Wide Way Medical Practice in Merton, RCGP Regional Clinical Lead London (Person Centred Care) and Clinical Lead for Social Prescribing in Wandsworth and Merton Borough. Mohan’s work has set the gold standard for Social Prescribing and introducing Link Workers to Primary Care. 

Mohan joins me today to talk about Social Prescribing. He shares what the difference is between Social Prescribing and Link Workers, what Social Prescribing is and the evidence of the effectiveness of Social Prescribing. He talks about why we should ask patients ‘what matters to you?’ rather than ‘what is the matter with you?’ He also shares how important it is to make the time to implement initiatives that bring patients, communities, and the practice together.

“Why medicalise all these problems when in fact actually you need a non-medical solution and getting to the root cause of the issue by being person-centred will help us get the right outcome.” Dr Mohan Sekeram

This week on The Business of Healthcare:

  • What Social Prescribing is.
  • The difference between Social Prescribers and Link Workers.
  • The effectiveness of Social Prescribing.
  • The importance of asking ‘what matters to you?’
  • How to make time to implement initiatives for patients, communities, and staff.


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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 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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