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The Business of Healthcare with Tara Humphrey

189 EpisodesProduced by Tara HumphreyWebsite

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


Bonus Episode: Covid-19 Preparing for Battle Tara Humphrey on 'The General Practice Podcast'

Tara puts the mic in the other hand again this episode when she is interviewed by Ben Gowland, Director of Ockham Healthcare on The General Practice Podcast.

They talk about the current Covid-19 crisis. How do you prepare for an upcoming crisis which is anticipated, yet unpredictable? What steps should a practice and a network be taking to manage its response and resources, whilst safeguarding its people? Which issues should be tackled and what workstreams should be put in place now?

They talk about Ben and Tara's experiences so far offering practical advice for maximising efficiency ahead of time.

  • Introductions (0:22)
  • The state of play locally (0:56)
  • What support is available now for practices? (1:30)
  • Practical considerations (2:17)
  • The importance of communication (3:46)
  • Site/s management (5:08)
  • What are the biggest challenges for practices and networks? (5:53)
  • Co-ordinating skills and expertise (8:35)
  • Managing communication effectively and supporting staff (8:59)
  • Leadership during a crisis (10:59)
  • The mood in general practice right now (14:26)
  • Next steps (16:37)
  • Supporting well-being (17:50)


NHS Confederation document (How CCGs can support PCNs and practices during the Covid-19 crisis) here

Connect with Ben Gowland:

Ockham Healthcare The General Practice Podcast The Future of General Practice Twitter Email:

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