Paul Taylor - Secondary Care Doctor
Dr Paul Taylor (MB, ChB, FRCP, FRCR) joined East Lancs CCG Governing Body in February 2016, as the secondary care (hospital) doctor. Dr Taylor has over 30 years of experience, knowledge and insight which will help the CCG ensure patients receive the highest quality of care.
A Blackburn resident, Dr Taylor completed his medical training at Manchester University and qualified in 1977. He was a Senior Lecturer in Radiology at Manchester University from 1987 to 1995, and has been the Clinical Director of Radiology Services at Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust for the last 14 years. He also acts as an associate editor of the British Journal of Radiology and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists. Dr Taylor’s specialty is uroradiology, which is concerned with investigating through the use of imaging, disorders of the urinary tract including disorders of the kidneys, ureters, and bladder, in men and women. Kidney stones, infections and cancers of the urinary tract are typical problems encountered. In this field patients are investigated with ultrasound, comput tomography (CT) scanners, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners. The investigations are used to help plan and guide the treatment for patients.
He said: “I am delighted to have joined the CCG and look forward to adding my experience and input to that of my colleagues for the benefit of local people. I share the CCG’s aim to improve the health of the population and improve NHS services. We know that patients place a big importance on what treatment they receive, where they receive it and who delivers it, so it is vital that we commission (buy) services that are effective and lead to good clinical outcomes.
“I believe that change is important if it brings about improvement and as a rule we should embrace change. We should also recognise and respect the contributions of individuals on the basis of their skills and knowledge, and as such, I am looking forward to contributing and hearing the contributions of everyone involved in improving services, including patients.”
Dr Taylor officially retired in 2014 but continues to carry out clinical care for 2 days each week at the Central Manchester University Hospitals Trust.
Away from work, Dr Taylor, is a keen gardener, enjoys travelling, particularly in France and building classic kit cars.