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Dr Claire Taylor MD, BSc. Neuroscience (Hons)

Dr Claire Taylor MD, BSc. Neuroscience (Hons)

General Practitioner

Expert’s bio

Dr Claire Taylor is an experienced Medical Doctor with a special interest in Long Covid, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (PoTS), mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) and myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS). Dr Taylor runs her own  long Covid clinic. She set up the clinic as she saw how difficult it was for patients to obtain diagnosis and treatment, many having been told they had anxiety and not a physical illness.

She is a former Neuroscientist with a BSc Neuroscience (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh. She graduated in medicine (MBChB) with distinction in 2008. Dr Taylor has worked in various specialties but in particular Dr Taylor is interested in the immune system and post-viral illnesses.

As a former neuroscientist, Dr Taylor has a good understanding of the autonomic nervous system and realised many of the patients also had POTS and MCAS. She has worked for an ME/CFS charity during the pandemic and through this consulted with many Long Covid patients who had nowhere else to turn. She has given evidence at the Scottish long Covid inquiry and Scottish Covid-19 inquiry. She has given educational talks on long Covid to other doctors. She is an advocate for patients and fully up to date with any upcoming research. Dr Taylor is a Long Covid Kid’s Champion.