Meet the THC Primary Care team

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Tara Humphrey | Managing Director

TARA HUMPHREY

Managing Director

Tara Founded THC in 2015 and has 20 years of experience in business development and operations management covering the public and private sector and has an MBA in Leadership and Management in Health Care.  Tara is passionate about helping people and giving them the tools, time and support to develop their ideas and bring them to fruition.


Tara is a mum to 3 children and her middle daughter lives with a long-term Kidney condition and her youngest daughter with Type 1 Diabetes. As a family, they have experienced fragmented care and integrated care at its worse and at its best. This inspires Tara to want to support others to reshape our health structures, systems and processes allowing families like hers to have excellent experiences when they need access to health care services.

 

Her career accolades to date include; being awarded best CEPN newcomer in 2016 by Health Education England South London, Completing an MBA in Leadership and Management in Healthcare in 2017 that was built around the CEPNs (now known as Training Hubs) of which she received a distinction for and being the only Management Consultant to have supported 11 CEPNs (now known as Training Hubs) across Kent, Sussex and South London. 

Tara has also supported 18 Primary Care Networks providing them with training and interim management support. 

 

Tara continues to invest in personal and professional development that has resulted in:
-    A peer-reviewed paper published by The London Journal of Primary care which provides a qualitative study on General practitioners’ perceptions on their role in light of the NHS five year forward view
-    Writing over 200 blogs that provide her insights on primary care networks, leadership and change management. 

-    Creating and hosting the Business of Healthcare Podcast 

 

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Valentina Suma

PA to Tara Humphrey

With over 10 years of customer-facing roles, Valentina is Tara’s right hand.

 

With a passion for supporting people, organising and creating structures,  the first port of call into THC Primary Care is Valentina.

 

From supporting the delivery of client work, securing podcast interviews, managing social media enquiries, managing multiple email accounts, supporting the Business of Healthcare Scholarship and generally keeping Tara on track, no 2 days are the same

 

Outside of work, Valentina loves to cook and has a very impressive Instagram profile showing her skills and is mum to Tristan.

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Sophie Hurkett

Podcast Manager

With nearly 20 years of experience working in customer-focused industries, Sophie is delighted to be part of the THC team as the Podcast Manager.

“Every episode I listen to, I come away learning something new and inspiring”.

 

Sophie enjoys being outdoors and considers herself a novice gardener.

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Tom Owen

Associate Primary Care Development Consultant 

Tom has 13+ years of experience in primary health care development and consultancy.  

 

He is the founder and Managing Director of cntxt Ltd.  

 

cntxt works with the UK and global organisations to develop primary health care through partnership and collaboration.  

 

Through cntxt, Tom has worked with THC Primary Care to facilitate the development of a strategic framework for the Integrated Pharmacy Medicines and Optimisations lCS leadership team.  

 

In addition, he has led on the design and delivery of business development strategies for both the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) and NB Medical Education, diversifying their offer into global markets.  

 

Before establishing cntxt Tom worked at the RCGP as a Programme Manager delivering programmes and projects all over the world - China, Kuwait, Dubai, Brazil, South Africa, and Sierra Leone. 
 
Tom holds an extensive network of high influence primary care professionals and policymakers that touch on every aspect of health and the wider social determinants of health. 

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Chantelle Opoku-Danso

Project Support Officer

With extensive experience working in multidisciplinary teams in healthcare, Chantelle is passionate about Project Management and supporting the delivery of projects.

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Chantelle enjoys travelling and boxing.

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