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Jeremy Taylor is Director for Public Voice at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

He heads the Centre for Engagement and Dissemination, which leads NIHR’s work on partnership with the public and disseminating evidence to improve health and social care practice.

Born in Leeds,  Jeremy studied social and political sciences at Cambridge University.   He began his career as a researcher in Scotland and joined the civil service in 1989.  He became a senior HM Treasury official working on public services issues and later joined the voluntary sector.

From 2009 to 2019 he was chief executive of National Voices, the national charity umbrella which stands up for person centred care, patient and public involvement and the role of the voluntary sector in health and care.

Jeremy was awarded the OBE in the 2019 New Year’s Honours List for services to health and care charities.