Professor Robin Taylor
Professor D. Robin Taylor lives in Edinburgh and is currently working for NHS Lanarkshire as a consultant respiratory physician. He returned to Scotland in 2013 after 25 years in New Zealand where he was Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the University of Otago.
Professor Taylor is widely published in the area of airway biomarkers and asthma management. His current role focuses on clinical decision-making and quality of care for patients at the end of life. In 2016 he was commissioned by NHS Lanarkshire to develop and implement a Treatment Escalation and Limitation Plan to improve care in acute medical and surgical wards in Lanarkshire hospitals. More recently he has undertaken a programme of consultant coaching and training on the topics of prognostic conversations, avoiding futile treatments, harm reduction and anticipatory care planning.
PM-GB-RS-WCNT-200027 June 2020
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