Dr Tarun Kuruvilla
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DR TARUN KURUVILLA

MBBS FRCPsych.
Consultant Psychiatrist

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I'm a keen cyclist, currently training for a 100 mile race through Birmingham. I enjoy relaxing with my family and 2 lovely dogs.

MEDSTARS SAYS

Tarun works tirelessly to shatter myths about dementia for his patients and improve their quality of life. When he is not working in his Cheltenham clinic, he dedicates his time and energy to leading research and publishing papers on brain imaging and memory loss.

REGULATORY BODIES

General Medical Council 4750990

EXPERTISE

Dementia

Early Onset Dementia

Alzheimer's Disease

Vascular Dementia

Neuroimaging in Dementia

INTERESTS

Memory Assessments

Memory Problems

Mental Capacity Assessments

Brain Scanning for Early Diagnosis of Dementia

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Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist

2gether NHS Foundation Trust

Cheltenham

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EDUCATION

Mahatma Gandhi University 1997

All Birmingham Rotational Training Scheme in Psychiatry 2001

West Midlands Higher Specialist Training Scheme in Old Age & General Adult Psychiatry 2006

Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists 2001

Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists 2016

LANGUAGES

Malayalam

English

My mission is to dispel fear and stigma about Alzheimers as early diagnosis gives a good prognosis with access to treatments and support to slow down the progression of the disease with the aim of a good quality of life for my patients. I completed my undergraduate medical training in 1996. After completing house jobs I worked for a year in general medicine before specialising in psychiatry. I trained in psychiatry in Birmingham and the West Midlands. I qualified as a consultant in 2006 and have been working in old age psychiatry since, with over 10 years experience as a dementia specialist. I became an NHS Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry in Cheltenham in March 2008. I have a special interest in brain scans with access to the latest scanning technology such as 3 Tesla (high resolution) MRI and PET (both glucose and amyloid) scans which facilitate ruling out or the very early diagnosis of Dementia. I'm funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) as a Principal Investigator for several clinical trials for newer treatments for Dementia and am joint clinical lead for Division 4 of the NIHR: West of England Clinical Research Network. I was honorary clinical lecturer in psychiatry at University of Birmingham from 2003 to 2005 and have produced several peer-reviewed publications. I also carry out medico-legal reports having extensive experience in mental capacity assessments such as capacity to appoint a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), capacity to manage finances, Court of Protection reports and the capacity to make a Will.

This practitioner is listed with the following insurers:

  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Aviva Healthcare
  • BUPA
  • CS Healthcare
  • Cigna HealthCare
  • Exeter Friendly Society
  • PruHealth
  • Saga Health Insurance
  • Simplyhealth Group Limited
  • Standard Life Health Insurance
  • Western Provident Association Health Insurance

General Medical Council - Specialist Register

The Royal College of Psychiatrists

The British Medical Association

Medical Protection Society

  • Areas covered: Mental Capacity Assessments
  • Hourly Rate: £150
  • Daily Rate: £1,000
  • I have extensive experience in mental capacity assessments such as capacity to appoint a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), capacity to manage finances, Court of Protection reports, capacity to make a Will, etc.
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THE OAKTREE CLINIC, PSYCHIATRY & PSYCHOLOGY

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REGULATORY BODIES

General Medical Council 4750990

EXPERTISE

Dementia

Early Onset Dementia

Alzheimer's Disease

Vascular Dementia

Neuroimaging in Dementia

INTERESTS

Memory Assessments

Memory Problems

Mental Capacity Assessments

Brain Scanning for Early Diagnosis of Dementia

love NHS

Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist

2gether NHS Foundation Trust

Cheltenham

ABOUT
EDUCATION

Mahatma Gandhi University 1997

All Birmingham Rotational Training Scheme in Psychiatry 2001

West Midlands Higher Specialist Training Scheme in Old Age & General Adult Psychiatry 2006

Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists 2001

Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists 2016

LANGUAGES

Malayalam

English

My mission is to dispel fear and stigma about Alzheimers as early diagnosis gives a good prognosis with access to treatments and support to slow down the progression of the disease with the aim of a good quality of life for my patients. I completed my undergraduate medical training in 1996. After completing house jobs I worked for a year in general medicine before specialising in psychiatry. I trained in psychiatry in Birmingham and the West Midlands. I qualified as a consultant in 2006 and have been working in old age psychiatry since, with over 10 years experience as a dementia specialist. I became an NHS Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry in Cheltenham in March 2008. I have a special interest in brain scans with access to the latest scanning technology such as 3 Tesla (high resolution) MRI and PET (both glucose and amyloid) scans which facilitate ruling out or the very early diagnosis of Dementia. I'm funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) as a Principal Investigator for several clinical trials for newer treatments for Dementia and am joint clinical lead for Division 4 of the NIHR: West of England Clinical Research Network. I was honorary clinical lecturer in psychiatry at University of Birmingham from 2003 to 2005 and have produced several peer-reviewed publications. I also carry out medico-legal reports having extensive experience in mental capacity assessments such as capacity to appoint a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), capacity to manage finances, Court of Protection reports and the capacity to make a Will.

INSURERS

This practitioner is listed with the following insurers:

  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Aviva Healthcare
  • BUPA
  • CS Healthcare
  • Cigna HealthCare
  • Exeter Friendly Society
  • PruHealth
  • Saga Health Insurance
  • Simplyhealth Group Limited
  • Standard Life Health Insurance
  • Western Provident Association Health Insurance
PROFESSIONAL BODIES

General Medical Council - Specialist Register

The Royal College of Psychiatrists

The British Medical Association

Medical Protection Society

MEDICO-LEGAL
  • Areas covered: Mental Capacity Assessments
  • Hourly Rate: £150
  • Daily Rate: £1,000
  • I have extensive experience in mental capacity assessments such as capacity to appoint a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), capacity to manage finances, Court of Protection reports, capacity to make a Will, etc.