Dr Tarun Kuruvilla

DR TARUN KURUVILLA

MBBS FRCPsych.

Consultant Psychiatrist

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Birmingham

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.

"I specialise in the early diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia."

1 Testimonial

Home visits available

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

  • Clinical Trials for Disease Modifying Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease

Regulatory Body

  • General Medical Council

    General Medical Council

    No. 4750990

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  • Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist

  • 2gether NHS Foundation Trust

  • Cheltenham

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TESTIMONIALS


"Very good in all respects, great choice!"

"A very, very impressive gentleman who combines the greatest clinical expertise with the nicest and gentlest care for his..."

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Touraj, Birmingham

Oct 2018

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EDUCATION

Mahatma Gandhi University 1997Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists 2001Fellow 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.

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

  • The Royal College of Psychiatrists

  • The British Medical Association

Sorry, there are no locations for this practitioner

1 Testimonial

Home visits available

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

  • Clinical Trials for Disease Modifying Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease

Regulatory Body

  • General Medical Council

    General Medical Council

    No. 4750990

love NHS
  • Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist

  • 2gether NHS Foundation Trust

  • Cheltenham

ABOUT
EDUCATION

Mahatma Gandhi University 1997Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists 2001Fellow 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
  • Aviva Healthcare
    Aviva Healthcare
  • Simplyhealth Group Limited
    Simplyhealth Group Limited
  • PruHealth
    PruHealth
  • Saga Health Insurance
    Saga Health Insurance
  • Western Provident Association Health Insurance
    Western Provident Association Health Insurance
  • CS Healthcare
    CS Healthcare
  • Standard Life Health Insurance
    Standard Life Health Insurance
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
    AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Cigna HealthCare
    Cigna HealthCare
  • Exeter Friendly Society
    Exeter Friendly Society
  • BUPA
    BUPA
PROFESSIONAL BODIES

This practitioner is not a member of a professional body.

MEDICO-LEGAL
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TESTIMONIALS


"Very good in all respects, great choice!"

"A very, very impressive gentleman who combines the greatest clinical expertise with the nicest and gentlest care for his..."

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Touraj, Birmingham

Oct 2018