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Herding Tigers | A no-nonsense guide to successful primary care network leadership

Herding Tigers a no nonsense guide to successful primary care network leadership

Have you ever heard of the phrase herding cats?​


In general practice, it's more like herding tigers. A phrase that I first came across in Todd Henry’s book of the same name, written in 2018. The author was focused on the leadership of creatives, but the term resonated and stuck with me.


Primary care networks are sometimes made up of ferocious, brilliant, driven, and powerful beings who can’t be corralled. They must be carefully and strategically led. 


So, if you’ve ever wondered why you feel like you're struggling, remember that you are often swimming against the tide and pushing a boulder up a hill… all whilst working within a complex and complicated system AND herding tigers.


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About the Author

Tara Humphrey

I'm Tara; I am the founder of THC Primary Care, an award-winning healthcare consultancy specialising in Primary Care Network Management and the host of the Business of Healthcare Podcast, where we have published over 300 episodes.

I have over 20 years of project management and business development experience across the private and public sectors, and I have supported over 120 PCNs by providing interim management, training and consultancy.

I have managed teams across multiple sites and countries; I have an MBA in Leadership and Management in Healthcare, I'm published in the London Journal of Primary Care, and I am the author of over 250 blogs.

I have 3 children. My eldest has Asthma, my middle child has a kidney condition called Nephrotic Syndrome, and my youngest daughter has Type 1 Diabetes, so outside of work, healthcare plays a huge role in my life.


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