Meet the THC Primary Care team



Tara Humphrey

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.

Tara has also supported 19 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 

Valentina Suma

With over 10 years’ experience in 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.

Sophie Hurkett

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”.


Outside of work, Sophie enjoys being outdoors and considers herself a novice gardener

Jade Cannon

With over 8 years of NHS experience and 2 years within Primary Care, Jade supports Tara with Interim PCN management to our clients.


Jade has a passion for supporting clients to achieve the desired outcome of the project being delivered. Jade has a methodical approach and takes pride in building strong working relationships and maintaining clear communication.


Outside of work, Jade loves being creative by creating handmade cards and enjoys exploring new places.

Tom Owen

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



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