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The Business of Healthcare Podcast with Tara Humphrey

Jan 4, 2023

This is the first podcast of 2023 and I think for many people, the start of a new year provides us with the opportunity to look back and reflect over the past year.

For me, one of the highlights of last year was the amount I got to travel for work

I think because I'm happy to travel, because I have a really strong support system which enables me to do this, and because I leverage social media, this podcast and our blog, this exposure has created so many opportunities that have given me the flexibility to design my career.


·       I'm a CEO of a company which is soon to have 10 employees

·       I'm a podcaster – where I share my insights of being a health care manager and have interviews with established leaders in the field of health and care

·       I'm a blogger where we share Primary Care Network leadership and management advice

·       And within my job, I am a hands on PCN Manager and facilitator and consultant and advisor


I don’t think what I have built is a conventional consultancy.


I am just following my passions, saying yes to the opportunities that interest me, taken a few risks, investing in myself and to a degree, I’m happy to make a bunch of mistakes along the way.

I think that’s how you design your career is unique to you.

If you have the desire to do something different, a create a side hustle, or take on a project that maybe pushes you outside of your comfort zone or even change your job entirely, maybe 2023 is the year to do this.

You do not have to be one thing or do the same thing you have always done, but it’s up to you and down to you to create opportunities. I believe, in order to make this happen, you need to be a bit braver and give yourself the permission to try something different, knowing that the worse thing that could happen is you would be to simply fail.


It's OK to try something and it not work. It can be emotionally painful, time-consuming and financially costly BUT lol…. Don’t let that put you off. Be smart and take steps that will help you to minimise the risks.


I absolutely love the career I am building, and I feel both content and excited to do more and try more.


This year, instead of having a word for 2023, we are going for a vibe that vibe is NEXT Level.


In 2023, I want to do things that take me as a Leader, business owner, podcaster and blogger to the next level which at the moment requires me to be both a bit braver, and bit more focussed.

I would like to end this podcast asking you to consider:

1.     What do you want your vibe of the year to be?

2.     If you were a bit braver, career-wise what would you do?

3.     Are there any areas which require a bit more focus and what would this look like?


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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