Newham Central 1

Primary Care Network

East Kent Training Hub

Health Education England,

Kent, Surrey and Sussex

Invicta Health CIC

East Sussex Better Together Training Hub

North Kent Training Hub


Learning Together

Training Hub


Greenwich Health

South Kent Coast CCG

Wandsworth Training Hub

Bromley Training Hub

West Kent Training Hub

HealthBridge Direct

GP Federation

Source 4 Networks

(NHS England)

NHS England &

NHS Improvement - Time for Care

Richmond Training Hub

Medway CEPN



Newham Central 1 PCN - Clinical Director, Co-Chair of the PCN Board, NHS Confederation

As a result of Tara's appointment the network is more engaged than ever, with more distributed leadership. The visioning exercises were particularly helpful for the network, especially looking forward to seeing who we want to be in 5 years.

Tara brings energy, positivity and a solution-focused approach to our network. Tara is not just a manager, she coaches, she is very reflective and always acts with integrity.

I would highly recommend working with her.


Chair of North Middlesex University NHS Trust

Just catching up with your podcasts! Got to Tuesday’s, enjoying you sharing your thoughts and knowledge, then...you talk about Imposter Syndrome, and I feel a chill from head to toe! I immediately think, ‘Damn, that’s me! Tara’s talking about me’!


As a rookie Chair your podcasts give me a tremendous insight into the world of primary care and related issues.


Keep doing your great work!


Co Clinical-Director - Dartford Central PCN,

Director at DGS Health GP Federation

Thank you Tara!


And well done for facilitating the meeting and keeping everyone focussed and on track.


Director of Strategy and Transformation, Hounslow & Richmond  Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Tara’s Business of Healthcare Podcast is an absolute must for anyone looking to develop their career in healthcare, but also leaders and entrepreneurs.


Tara’s guests are so open - sharing amazing insights, leadership techniques, knowledge and experience, but also honest views on current hot topics.


The added bonus are episodes when Tara shares the approaches and practical tools that have made her a successful entrepreneur.


She’s truly passionate about primary care development and it shines through.


And she’s an inspiring, kind and professional host too.


Primary Care Clinical Director - Dartford Central PCN

Thank you so much Tara!


You are so versatile and my conversations with you have helped turn my ideas into something do-able.


Newham Central 1 PCN - Network Pharmacist

Thank you for giving me some direction!

What really helped was that you were so easy to talk to!

Tara has developed an in-depth understanding of the Training Hub approach to multi-professional education and training within Primary Care. She is a delight to work with and has been instrumental in our East Kent Training Hub journey to date. Tara’s reflective and analytical capacity has enabled her to work effectively and efficiently with a variety of individuals and organisations and enhanced her expertise in the Training Hub design and governance frameworks.

Dr Kim Stillman

Clinical Director of East Kent Training Hub


Transformation and Commissioning Lead, Care Homes and Urgent Care Unplanned Care Directorate

I would like to acknowledge the role you have played in progressing the Integrated Care Homes Nursing service in Redbridge, in particular, the mobilisation process. You have not only championed a smooth go-live process but also ensured stakeholders were fully engaged. This project, in my view, is one of the isolated projects in Redbridge which has progressed remarkably well. I believe that eventually patients in nursing homes will benefit positively from your work.


Thank you very much Tara for all your hard work. I would work with you again.


Lead Director for the Development of the Community Practice Education Network (CPEN) - Sussex

Tara’s skills include: Excellent Communication skills with adaptability to speak to groups with different priorities. Adaptable leadership styles, with an ability to develop relationships with different teams. Excellent negotiation and conflict management skills. Tara delivered well developed, analytical, document and presentational work of a high standard within tight and pressured deadlines.


Over the period of about 10 months I worked with Tara, she was a pleasure to work with, she is open and shows integrity, she is reflective and as the lead for the delivery of the development I was always confident in her ability to represent the program with positivity and to highlight to me potential concerns and or barriers in a timely manner.


I had no hesitation in extending her initial 6-month contract following the delivery of the stage one aims and would have no hesitation in employing Tara again.


Chief Executive Invicta Health CIC

Tara has been an excellent consulting resource for Invicta Health over the past year, providing project support and organisation of activities for the start-up phase of new services. She rapidly picks up the complexities of the areas we work in and has successfully negotiated and liaised with third parties on our behalf.


Our work is in integrated healthcare, and Tara was recommended to us by colleagues. We would have no hesitation in recommending her to others.


HealthBridge Direct GP Federation and Host of The General Practice Podcast

One thing that is most needed but often hardest to find in the NHS is the ability to deliver - to take a programme or a project and to make it a success. Tara and her team are fantastic at this. You can give them whatever it is that needs to be delivered, and they will work hard to make sure they understand exactly what you want, how you want it to be, and then make that delivery a reality.


What is really great about Tara is that she does this by quickly building positive relationships with everyone (CCGs, federations, practices, NHS Trusts, voluntary organisations – everyone!) and then using these relationships to get things done. All along the way the communication is fantastic: regular reports on progress; and a heads up on any potential issues before they arise.


If what you want is real, tangible delivery from someone who really understands primary care then I would strongly recommend Tara to you.


Chief Operating Officer - Greenwich Health Ltd

Claire, I just wanted to commend your effort and organisation for the PLT yesterday, I’ve had fantastic feedback from many of those who attended and from my own experience was extremely enjoyable.

The build-up, communications with trainers and stall-holders, practice signup and dealings with CAFC were all excellent, despite the challenges posed by a couple of the sessions.

Thanks for all your hard work!


St Andrews Surgery - Lewes

Tara, I wanted to say a much overdue but heartfelt thanks for the session you & Helen ran.


I have been considering the feedback & also watched your video which is a very fresh way of communicating. I think seeds were sown & we now need to capitalise on opportunities to challenge to get some deeper changes happening within our 3 into 1 teams. 

Hope to work with you both again soon.

Tara is really energetic and hard working. She did the ground work for us by looking at what the project might be and what funding is coming in, but she also helps you to get on and do the work so that you own it and that makes it more sustainable. Tara has so much knowledge, never stops working and always tries to find out new things and new ways to help you. I would definitely recommend her.

Helen Rignall

Primary Care Workforce Tutor


Care Navigator Manager - Age UK Bromley & Greenwich

On behalf of the Care Navigation Team, I would just like to take this opportunity to thank-you for facilitating /arranging/coordinating, such an interesting and valuable training program.

We have found the sessions very enjoyable and beneficial.


I wish you all the best of luck with the facilitation of future training programs.

It has certainly been a pleasure working with you.


South Kent Coast and Thanet CCG Accountable Officer

I have used Tara Humphrey Consulting on three occasions, when they have undertaken projects on behalf of the CCG. These have always been managed professionally and to time.
Tara has excellent communication skills and delivers good products.
I am pleased to recommend them.


Head of Workforce Planning, East Sussex Better Together NHS Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford CCG, NHS Hastings and Rother CCG, East Sussex County Council

When setting up our Community Education Provider Network (CEPN) in East Sussex, it was difficult to know where to start, particularly in understanding this new concept and how it might best support the development of the primary care workforce working in our local health system.  It was suggested that we meet with Tara Humphrey, given her experience of supporting the setting up of CEPNs in East Kent and South London. 
From that first meeting with Tara, the benefits to our CEPN being formed have been invaluable.  Tara’s extensive experience and broad perspective having worked in quite different health systems, enabled us to create a CEPN that meets our local education and development needs.  Tara’s pragmatic approach whilst also being innovative and encouraging us to work differently, has been a great motivation and a key contributing factor to the progress already made by the CEPN.
Our experience in East Sussex has been that Tara Humphrey is an excellent project support and subject matter expert when setting up and developing Community Education Provider Networks.


Primary Care Workforce Facilitator, West Kent Education Network Lead

Thank you very much for doing everything so diligently and I’m sure we’ll do some more work together soon, as I’ve really enjoyed working with you.


GP and Director of Medway CEPN, Associate Postgraduate Dean of Kent, Surrey & Sussex GP Deanery

Tara started working with Medway CEPN in 2014 supporting with the initial establishment of Medway CEPN by developing our operating plan. She since has provided project management to us via Health Education England, Kent Surrey and Sussex, establishing our CEPN governance structure.
Tara is very perceptive, and her growing experience and understanding of primary care enables her to proactively address the core issues effectively. Tara is also an effective facilitator, and I have particularly valued her ability to implement and execute.
I happily endorse her services.


Riverlodge Surgery

I wanted to thank you for coming to us and facilitating our training afternoon. I enjoyed your training session on communication including your presentation of the five team dysfunctions.


Since the meeting I have observed people making little changes into how we communicate with each other and certainly the section on adjusting to other communication styles is proving really helpful. 


I will be sharing your resources with my registrars to help them to get greater insight into their ways of communicating and help them to develop more self-knowledge early on.

Thank you so much.


West Kent Education Network

Tara helped us in establishing West Kent CEPN (a clinical learning hub spanning West Kent CCG). She was instrumental in helping to overcome blockages that had previously prevented us moving forward with this agenda, and was highly efficient in putting together a business plan within a tight time frame. Her unique insight into this particular area built confidence into the steering group allowing us to be freed up to develop our own unique vision.



GP Clinical Lead and Managing Director Richmond CEPN

Tara has been appointed as interim chief operating officer for Richmond Community Education Provider Network (RCEPN).

Her role included organisational oversight and project management across a complex and fast changing provider and workforce commissioning landscape and required her to engage with a large number of Stakeholders to represent and further the interests of the CEPN.


Tara was also successful in leading the CEPN in a competitive national bidding process engaging with the Clinical Commissioning Group and Richmond GP Alliance to secure an externally funded project with the National Association of Primary Care.


She has a broad understanding of the primary care context and the workforce commissioning role of Health Education England. She likes to face a challenge and does so with flexibility, energy and enthusiasm.


She is a responsive colleague and a pleasure to work with.


Queens Nurse - Primary Care Workforce Tutor - NHS Hastings & Rother CCG

Thank you Tara for your expertise, professionalism and vision whilst ESBT set up their CEPN. You really helped us to understand a wider vision and could not have succeeded so well without your support.


Senior Manager Networks - Sustainable Improvements Team - NHS England

Thank you so much for your time, energy and great thoughts today.


I really think the work we are doing will get much better traction this year as a result of your input and we have some great ideas to take forward. 


We will keep you up to speed with next steps and developments and look forward to working closely with you over the next few months to make the vision and reality.

What's so special about Tara and her company is how helpful and supportive they are. Tara has done a lot of work, not only with East Kent Training Hub, but with a number of other Training Hubs across London and the South East. We couldn't do what we do as medical professionals at the Training Hub without Tara and her teams support and in particular, Tara's leadership.

Dr Rakesh Koria

GP & East Kent Training Hub Board Member


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