Dr Clare Taylor MBE is a General Practitioner and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Academic Clinical Lecturer in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences. She graduated from the University of Cambridge and undertook higher training in academic general practice, including a Master’s degree in Public Health, and then completed a NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship. Clare’s doctoral thesis explored the clinical pathways of patients with heart failure in primary care. She has also worked on large heart failure screening and diagnostic accuracy studies and led a postgraduate Heart Failure module.
Clare is passionate about providing the best possible care to her patients and feels academic general practice has a vital role to play in optimising quality and safety within the NHS. She has played an active role at the Royal College of General Practitioners representing trainee and new GPs as Chair of their Associates in Training and First5 Committees and is also a member of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence clinical guideline group for chronic heart failure.
Her current research focuses on the diagnosis and prognosis of patients with heart failure in the community. She is also the Oxford lead for a Priority Setting Partnership on advanced heart failure using the James Lind Alliance method, trial clinician for two large studies on chronic kidney disease and has close links with the cardiology department at Oxford University NHS Foundation Trust including a collaboration with the OxValve team. Clare supervises DPhil, Master’s and medical students and is an academic adviser here at Harris Manchester College.