Dr Tara Quinn-Cirillo (AFBPsS) is an experienced Counselling Psychologist who worked in a community team for adults with learning disabilities for 13 years. She now works in private practice which includes acting as a clinical reviewer for NHS England and a specialist advisor for the CQC. She has been involved in conducting the Care and Treatment Reviews (CTR’s) for individuals with a learning disability living in hospital settings. This is now an ongoing project by NHS England and forms part of the national response to Winterbourne View. Her specific interests within learning disability are mental health, personality disorders and supporting the well being and mental health of carers. She has an interest in training and support for carers and staff working with complex cases and personality issues and an additional interest in mindfulness based approaches to managing mental health problems'.
In this blog, Tara Quinn-Cirillo considers a study which finds out if people with learning disabilities and with diabetes are getting access to eye screening tests.[read the full story...]
In this blog, Tara Quinn-Cirillo looks at a qualitative study looking at the issue of autonomy for older women with learning disabilities.[read the full story...]
People with learning disabilities experience health inequalities compared to the general population, compounded by the number of health related problems thye may have related to having a learning disability.
Here, in her debut blog, Tara Quinn-Cirillo adds her reflections to an assessment of this incentivised scheme.[read the full story...]