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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


#176 Working Towards A Common Agenda with Alison Reid

Welcome back to The Business of Healthcare Podcast where this week I am talking to Alison Reid who is the CEO at Community Dental Services. 

What I really liked about this interview is that I don't share the interview questions with the guest in advance and Alison was just in my opinion, so clear in articulating the values, her culture compass, the focus for the next 18 months, her leadership style and I just thought I aspire to be able to communicate like that. 
There are excellent practical tips in this episode too which I am so grateful to be able to share with you all. 

"I think that's probably the one thing that shocked me most working much more directly with the dental provider was that I'd often heard the team refer to extractions and it's only when you actually go to a general anaesthetic session where a three year old is coming in to have all of their baby teeth removed, because they have become too decayed to be retained that you realise we've still got a serious problem in this country with understanding how to protect our teeth for the whole of our lives".  Alison Reid - CEO Community Dental Services

Mentions in this episode 

Katherine Pitts Podcast Episode 160 


This week on The Business of Healthcare: 

  • Support Your Leadership Development 
  • It’s not what you do it’s how you do it 
  • Children’s dental services and challenges 
  • Needing to give the public choice 
  • Integrated Care 
  • Health inequalities 


Connect with Alison Reid 

Community Dental Services Website 


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 200 blogs. 

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