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Dr David Taylor undertook specialist respiratory training at the Royal Brompton Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital in London. In addition he undertook three years of research at the National Heart and Lung Institute investigating molecular mechanisms underlying diseases of the airways such as asthma and COPD. He has published widely on his research. After his appointment as Consultant Respiratory Physician at Wycombe and Stoke Mandeville Hospitals in 2002 Dr Taylor has developed his expertise in airways disease setting up and running a regional Chronic Cough Clinic, a specialist Asthma and COPD clinic and new community based COPD services.
He has helped develop national guidelines on the management of chronic cough in various settings. From 2002 - 2008 Dr Taylor led the Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust lung cancer service and was Chair of the Thames Valley Lung Cancer Network until 2012.
From 2013 - 2015 Dr Taylor was Chair of the Division of Integrated Medicine of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and was Director of the Respiratory Department of Wycombe and Stoke Mandeville Hospitals until 2012.
Dr Taylor now leads the COPD, Asthma and acute non-invasive ventilation (NIV) service for Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Areas of interest
Chronic cough; Asthma; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); Breathlessness; Lung cancer; Interstitial lung disease; Sarcoidosis; Pneumonia; Obstructive sleep apnoea; Pleural effusion
Current NHS consultant posts held
Dr Taylor is a Consultant in Respiratory Medicine at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust incorporating Stoke Mandeville and Wycombe Hospitals
Assessment, pharmacological treatment and management of airways disease and chronic cough
When not at work Dr Taylor enjoys trail running almost anywhere, especially when joined by his wife and children!
Dr Taylor has received an number of NHS Clinical Excellence Awards for Consultant led service and clinical developments for Buckinghamshire patients.
Dr Taylor's research has been published widely in Peer reviewed medical journals including: The New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Thorax, Clinical and Experimental Allergy
Courses offered to GPs
Dr Taylor is happy to undertake teaching and lectures for GPs and other respiratory healthcare professionals on most aspects of respiratory disease and illness
- MBBS St Mary's Hospital 1990
- BSc (Hons) London University 1987
- MD London University 2001
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians of London 2005
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Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Chair of the Thames Valley Lung Cancer TSSG (till 2012) Thames valley cancer network 2012
- Director of the Department of Respiratory Medicine (Till 2012) Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust 2012
- Chairman of the Division of Integrated Medicine (from 2012) Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust 2012
Details of entry to specialist register
- Respiratory Medicine, 2001
- General Internal Medicine, 2001
Affiliations / memberships
British Thoracic Society
British Medical Association
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