Dr Paul Taylor
MB ChB, PhD
School of Health and Related Research
St Luke’s Senior Clinical Lecturer in Palliative Medicine
+44 114 222 0840
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School of Health and Related Research
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
I am a Palliative Medicine physician working at St Luke’s Hospice in Sheffield, having 6 years of consultant experience. During specialist training, I completed a PhD in Health Sciences at Hull and York Medical School, which was awarded in 2012.
I moved to Sheffield in 2017 as a Senior Clinical Lecturer, to develop my own research interests and lead St Luke’s research strategy. I divide my work between St Luke’s Hospice and the University of Sheffield, with additional support to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals when needed.
- Research interests
My research interests include prognostication and clinical decision-making, particularly with respect to end of life care. In addition to developing my own ambitions, I have worked with St Luke’s on their existing research portfolio, including EnComPaSS and project ECHO.
I have collaborated with researchers nationally to support St Luke’s involvement with the £1.3m Yorkshire Cancer Research funded RESOLVE study, and the NIHR portfolio StOIC study, exploring management of opioid-induced constipation in cancer patients.
In collaboration with colleagues at ScHARR, I am undertaking research into Avoiding Emergency Admissions in Palliative Patients, funded by the Sheffield Health Care Challenges Collaboration.
- Systematic review of factors influencing decisions to limit treatment in the emergency department. Emergency Medicine Journal.
- ‘Palliative care education in nursing homes: a qualitative evaluation of telementoring. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care.
- Evaluating a palliative care education programme for domiciliary care workers. Nursing Older People, 35(2).
- Clinical decision-making at the end of life: A mixed-methods study. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care. View this article in WRRO
- Palliative care in the emergency department: A systematic literature qualitative review and thematic synthesis. Palliative Medicine. View this article in WRRO
- Change in Physiological Variables in the Last Two Weeks of Life: An Observational Study of Hospitalized Adults With Heart Failure. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 55(5), 1335-1340. View this article in WRRO
- Clinical decision making in the recognition of dying: a qualitative interview study. BMC Palliative Care, 16(1). View this article in WRRO
- Palliative and supportive care in head and neck cancer: United Kingdom National Multidisciplinary Guidelines. The Journal of Laryngology & Otology, 130(S2), S198-S207. View this article in WRRO
- Change in physiological variables in the last 2 weeks of life: An observational study of hospital in-patients with cancer. Palliative Medicine, 29(2), 120-127.
- How to appraise a systematic review. British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 74(6), 331-334.
- How to appraise a qualitative study. British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 74(5), 271-274.
- How to appraise a randomized controlled trial. British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 74(4), 218-222.
- Recognizing dying in terminal illness. British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 72(8), 446-450.
Conference proceedings papers
- Teaching interests
- Teaching medical students as a consultant in Palliative Medicine; both clinically and lecture-based
- Educational support and supervision to doctors in training; both foundation grade and specialist registrars
- Providing multi-professional learning to clinical and non-clinical staff at St Luke’s
- Supervision of Masters students as part of the ScHARR Masters in Clinical Research programme
- Professional activities
- Member and contributor to the Sheffield Palliative Care Research Network
- Member of the Association for Palliative Medicine (APM)
- Member of the Royal College of Physicians
- On the General Medical Council Specialist Register