Dr Jackie Taylor


Current appointment

Consultant Paediatrician, Cambridge Community Services


I am a general paediatrician with expertise in child development and believe in the holistic care of children. In a time when there are more and more potential medical investigations and clinical choices, the challenge is to select and prioritise the appropriate interventions for each individual child.

I trained at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. After starting in general practice, I became interested in paediatrics and then continued my paediatric training at Great Ormond Street Hospital and in the North East London Deanery. I completed my general paediatric training in London, including a research period in Neuromuscular disease at the Hammersmith Hospital.

I was appointed as a consultant paediatrician in 2003 at Barnet and Chase Farm NHS Trust, where I was the Lead for Paediatric Epilepsy and Neurology Services, and was part of the development of services for children with complex neuro developmental difficulties.

In 2014 I moved to Cambridge and to join Cambridge Community Services as a Consultant Paediatrician. I have been planning and developing services and pathways for children with neurodevelopmental difficulties such as Autism, ADHD and Cerebral palsy, as well as more community-based general paediatric conditions.

I am married to a paediatrician and have three adolescent children.


Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

British Academy of Childhood Disability

British Association of Community Child Health

British Paediatric Neurology Association


University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Cleveland GP Vocational Training Scheme

Hammersmith Hospital London

Great Ormond Street Hospital

St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London

Additional Training

ADOS administrator

Griffiths assessor

Paediatric Epilepsy Training 1-4

BPNA courses in headaches, EEGs & movement disorders

Advanced Paediatric Life Support