Dr Taylor’s training started at the University of Newcastle’s Medical School in 1988, graduating in 1993. He then entered the Specialty Training programme in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the London Deanery. During his time in training, he undertook research as a fellow and later as lecturer at the Royal Free Hospital, gaining his doctorate on his thesis on fibroids from the University of London. To date, Dr Taylor has over 40 publications pertaining to obstetrics and gynaecology, holds five Clinical Excellence Awards and won the David Stern Prize for service development.
Dr Taylor set up the minimal access (keyhole surgery) program in gynaecology and founded one stop clinics for menorrhagia (heavy menstruation) and emergency gynaecology. Dr Taylor was also instrumental in running the Jigsaw Appeal, which raised £1.5 million for the new Women’s Health Unit in the Jigsaw Building at Bournemouth Hospital.
Currently, Dr Taylor is the Clinical Director for University Dorset Hospitals for O&G and regionally the outgoing Training Programme Director for Wessex Health Education England. Dr Taylor is also the examiner for Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and an external assessor for Subspecialty Training in China, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, India, UAE and Qatar.