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The Business of Healthcare Podcast with Tara Humphrey

Jun 4, 2020

In this episode, I share my perspective on what it feels like to deliver bad news. People in leadership positions go through this all the time, but their perspective is often not documented and it is just as hard to give bad news as it is to receive it.

Join me as I share my planning and thought process on how to go about it. I share the questions I ask myself as I approach it. I talk about how to do it whether it’s a formal conversation or chat over coffee, how I prepare and gather evidence and I talk about how to move on from it in a positive and constructive way.


“It is just as tough to give bad news as it is to receive it.” Tara Humphrey


This week on The Business of Healthcare:

  • My planning and thought process when giving bad news.
  • How to raise the issue.
  • What you can do to be prepared ahead of the conversation.
  • How to look at your part in the problem.
  • How to move forward once you’ve given the news.
  • Looking at what you want to happen next.

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About Tara Humphrey

Tara Humphrey is the founder of THC Primary Care, a leading healthcare consultancy specialising in workforce transformation. Tara and her team also work with GP federations supporting the implementation of clinical services.

Tara has over 20 years of project management and business development experience across the private and public sector and has an MBA in Leadership and Management in Healthcare, is published in the London Journal of Primary Care and is the author of over 150 blogs.


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