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The Business of Healthcare with Tara Humphrey

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Tara Humphrey looks behind-the-scenes at the business side of healthcare by talking to NHS and private healthcare leaders. And, throughout this podcast, she also shares her own project management and leadership insights.Tara has an MBA in Healthcare Leadership and Management and Leadership. She is t… read more


#102 It's not a weakness to be Kind with Dr Katrina Sheikh

Dr Katrina Sheikh is an Acute Internal Medicine SPR and Chief Registrar at the Royal College of Physicians. Katrina went into medicine because she absolutely loves meeting people, hearing their stories and helping them, and she loves science, so the two combined into a career in medicine.

Katrina joins me on the podcast today to talk about the importance of speaking up when something isn’t right. Katrina shares some of her experiences of working in a toxic environment and the steps she took to manage the situation. She shares the importance of documenting when things aren’t right and how to manage conflict and different working styles. And finally shares how kindness is not a weakness and that if you are kind, it doesn’t mean you are not strong.

“I say to undergraduates who contact me about postgraduate study – What is going to make you happy? And then do it. Because life is too short to not do what makes you happy.” Dr Katrina Sheikh


This week on The Business of Healthcare:

  • Why Katrina went into medicine.
  • Katrina’s experiences of working in a toxic environment.
  • The importance of speaking up when something isn’t right.
  • The importance of documenting.
  • How to manage conflict and different working styles.
  • How kindness is not a weakness.
  • Being kind doesn’t mean you are not strong.


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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 190 blogs. 

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