Dr Clare Taylor is an academic GP. She works at a busy inner city practice in Edgbaston and is a research fellow at the University of Birmingham specialising in Cardiovascular disease. She is also First5 Clinical Lead at the Royal College of General Practitioners and deputy editor of the journal InnovAiT
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
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 Birmingham medical school. She also has an interest in the education of GPs at the start of their careers.
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. I am now using data from a substudy of ECHOES to examine the role of natriuretic peptides in determining a diagnosis of heart failure and subsequent prognosis.
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.
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.
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.
First5 Clinical Lead, 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 2009. I now work for RCGP examining the educational needs of GPs within their first five years after GP training and develop Continuing Professional Development materials to support these educational needs.
Member of Executive Committee, Society of Academic Primary Care: I represent 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
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 have recently taken up the position of deputy editor along with my colleague Dr Patrick Hutt who is also deputy editor.
Hobbs FDR, McManus RJ and Taylor CJ. Cardiovascular Disease in Primary Care. RCGP, London 2011
McManus RJ, Fitzmaurice D, Murray E and Taylor CJ. Thromboembolism. BMJ Clinical Evidence, March 2011
Taylor CJ, Parsons J, Sparrow N and Gerada C. The First5 Concept. Br J Gen Pract 2011; 61(582):72-73
Taylor CJ and Hobbs FDR. Diagnosing heart failure – Experience and ‘Best Pathways’. European Cardiology 2010; 6(3): 10-12
Fletcher K, Mant J, McManus R, Campbell S, Betts J, Taylor C, Virdee S, Jowett S, Martin U, Greenfield S, Ford G, Freemantle N and Hobbs FDR. Protocol for Past BP: a randomised controlled trial of different blood pressure targets for people with a history of stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA) in primary care. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2010; 10:37
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 CJ and McManus RJ. Standard medical care for non specific chest pain leaves many with ongoing symptoms and leads to additional diagnostic testing with no clinical benefit. Evidence-Based Medicine 2010; 15(3): 86-7
Taylor C and Hobbs FDR. Type II diabetes, thiazolidinediones and cardiovascular risk. Br J Gen Pract 2009; 59(564):520-4