Dr Clare Taylor MA MPH MRCP MRCGP

General Practitioner and NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow

Primary Care Clinical Sciences

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Contact details

Primary Care Clinical Sciences, School of Health and Population Sciences
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT

About

Dr Clare Taylor graduated with distinction from the University of Cambridge and trained in hospital medicine gaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians, London before undertaking further training in academic general practice and public health. She is now an academic GP at the University of Birmingham and her main research interest is cardiovascular disease. She has published papers on heart failure and atrial fibrillation and edited a textbook of Cardiovascular Disease in Primary Care. She is a module lead for the Masters in Primary Care and is a tutor and senior examiner for students at the University of Birmingham medical school. Clare is also an active member of Council at the Royal College of General Practitioners. She was Chair of their Associates in Training Committee and went on to establish and lead the RCGP First5 programme which supports new GPs through the formative years of independent practice. 

Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 2012
  • Masters in Public Health (distinction)
    University of Birmingham, 2010
  • Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners RCGP London, 2009
  • Diploma in Child Health
    Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, 2007
  • Membership of Royal College of Physicians
    RCP London, 2006
  • MA (medical sciences)
    University of Cambridge, 2004
  • Bachelor of Medicine (distinction)
    University of Cambridge, 2003
  • Bachelor of Surgery
    University of Cambridge, 2003
  • Bachelor of Medicine (2:1)
    University of Cambridge, 2000

Biography

Dr Clare Taylor graduated with distinction from the University of Cambridge and trained in hospital medicine gaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians, London before undertaking further training in academic general practice and public health. She is now an academic GP at the University of Birmingham and her main research interest is cardiovascular disease. She has published papers on heart failure and atrial fibrillation and edited a textbook of Cardiovascular Disease in Primary Care. She is a module lead for the Masters in Primary Care and is a tutor and senior examiner for students at the University of Birmingham medical school. Clare is also an active member of Council at the Royal College of General Practitioners. She was Chair of their Associates in Training Committee and went on to establish and lead the RCGP First5 programme which supports new GPs through the formative years of independent practice. 

Teaching

Teaching Programmes

Research

RESEARCH THEMES

Heart failure team:

I am currently part of the Heart Failure team in the department of Primary Care Clinical Sciences and provide clinical input to the ECHOES-X and REFER studies. I have also used data from the original ECHOES study to investigate the ten year prognosis of patients with heart failure and used data from a substudy of ECHOES to examine the role of natriuretic peptides in determining a diagnosis of heart failure and subsequent prognosis.

Stroke team:

I have worked with the stroke team to support the PAST-BP study including educating GPs at the start of the study and provide support to the research nurses in clarifying eligibility and answering clinical queries.

Atrial Fibrillation:

I have co-authored several papers about treatments of atrial fibrillation using data from the General Practice Research Database. I have also presented at AF workshops for the Stroke and Cardiac research network.

Other:

I have co-edited a textbook; ‘Cardiovascular Disease in Primary Care by Hobbs FDR, McManus RM and Taylor CJ’.

I am also interested in researching academic GP training in the UK.

Other activities

Council Member 2011-, First5 Clinical Lead 2009-13, Chair of the Associates in Training Committee 2008-9 Royal College of General Practitioners:

I wrote the original papers which were endorsed by RCGP Council about the First5 concept when I was Chair of the Associates in Training (AiT) committee in 2008-9. I subsequently worked as First5 Clinical Lead and  Continuing Professional Development Fellow from 2009-13. I worked with RCGP colleagues to set up the First5 initiative and embed it into the structure of the College. I also examined the educational needs of GPs within their first five years after GP training and develop CPD materials to support these educational needs. I am now an elected member of RCGP Council.

Member of Executive Committee, Society of Academic Primary Care 2010-13: I represented early career researchers on the Executive Committee of SAPC.

Member, Working Party for Women in Family Medicine, World Organisation of Family Doctors: I have been an active member of this group since 2009 and participated in the womens pre-conference at the WONCA World conference in Cancun Mexico in May 2010

Columnist and deputy editor of InnovAiT: I regularly undertook peer-review for the journal while I was an AiT and after I qualified as a GP I wrote a regular column called ‘From the new GP’. I also held the position of deputy editor from 2011-12. 

Publications

Selected publications:

Taylor CJ, Bailey TR and Wilkinson M. Academic General Practitioner Training – Developing an Essential Workforce. Educ Prim Care 2013;24(6):401-3
 
Taylor CJ and Hobbs FDR. Heart failure therapy in patients with coronary artery disease. Curr Opin Pharmacol 2013; 13:205-209
 
Taylor CJ, Parsons J, Sparrow N, Gerada C, Hunter C and Howe A. First5 – a UK initiative relevant to the global general practice community. Eur J Gen Pract 2012; 18(4):229-32
 
Taylor CJ,Roalfe AK, Iles R and Hobbs FDR. Ten-year prognosis of heart failure in the community: follow up data from the Echocardiographic Heart of England Screening Study (ECHOES). Eur J Heart Fail 2012; 14 (2): 176-184
 
McManus R,Fitzmaurice D,Murray E and Taylor CJ. Thromboembolism. Am Fam Physician 2012; 85(2):188-190
 
Hobbs FDR, McManus RJ and Taylor CJ. Cardiovascular Disease in Primary Care. RCGP, London 2011

Taylor CJ, Hodgkinson J and Hobbs FDR. Rhythm control agents and adverse events in patients with atrial fibrillation. International Journal of Clinical Practice 2010; 64 (8): 1069-1075

Taylor C and Hobbs FDR. Type II diabetes, thiazolidinediones and cardiovascular risk. Br J Gen Pract2009; 59(564):520-4

Expertise

I am media trained and happy to comment on any areas relevant to General Practice.

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