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Welcome to the website of Dr Peter Venn and Professor Adrian Williams and their team!
Please note that Dr Venn is currently not working due to ill health. However,Professor Adrian Williams FRCP AASM is available to give excellent advice for your problems with sleep.
Please contact Mrs Karen Schofield at the practice for an appointment with Professor Williams. Details are on the 'contact us' page of this website.
Last update: Friday 29th April 2021
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE NO LONGER OFFER FACE TO APPOINTMENTS UNDER NEW GUIDELINES.
As I update the site today, 380656 visitors have accessed the website in the last 4 years!
Telephone and Zoom appointments have now become routine since Covid-19. We have found that they offer enormous advantages in terms of flexibilty and convenience for patients, without any decrease in the quality of the experience offered. In fact, it is difficult to understand why we didn't move to this format previously!
We offer consultions by video link using ZOOM, with the added advantage that a partial examination of the airway (face, mouth and throat) is possible. This is useful for patients with snoring and breathing difficulties in sleep who may be suitable for an orthodontic mandibular advancement splint rather than CPAP. It can also strengthen the doctor patient relationship in patients with insomnia and has worked very well so far.
When booking an appointment, please advise whether you would like a video or a telephone consultation.
Remote consultations have proved very beneficial, because we can help with sleep problems for patients from all over the UK (or even beyond!) using these technologies. Recently we have helped patients from Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Birmingham and the Cotswolds.
Please email or ring to arrange an appointment. We are open for consultations and advice for all aspects of sleep - especially for sufferers from insomnia, snoring and breathing problems whilst sleep.
Please note that we do NOT advise on sleep problems in children.
Professor Adrian Williams FRCP AASM has a long interesting sleep medicine dating back to research into sudden infant death syndrome conducted at Harvard University.
Professor Williams has published widely in the field, is a Diplomat of the American Board of Sleep Medicine, European Accreditation (certified by the European Sleep research Society), A founding member of the Sleep medicine section of the Royal Society of Medicine, and holds the UK's first Chair in Sleep Medicine at Kings College, London, UK.
Dr Peter Venn MBBS FRCA is a full time NHS Consultant Sleep Physician based in East Grinstead, West Sussex, UK. He is listed on the GMC Specialist Register (No: 2502779) as a fully trained Consultant Anaesthetist and has been in medical practice for just more than 40 years.
He has vast experience of treating patients with a variety of sleep disorders for over 25 years and holds the European Certificate in Sleep Medicine as an "Expert Somnologist".
He has recently retired from the Committee of the British Sleep Society and is a member of the European Sleep Research Society. He undergoes a medical appraisal each year and is fully up to date with Continued Professional Development (CPD).
Professor Williams and Dr Venn work with a fully trained and qualified Sleep Physiologist Mrs Karen Schofield RPSGT, who is an expert in Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and Non Invasive Ventilation (NIV), and Mrs Maja Shaedel who is a Clinical Psychologist who undertakes CBT for insomnia.
Conditions diagnosed and treated include:
Breathing disorders in sleep
Excessive daytime sleepiness due to a sleep disorder
Restless legs and periodic limb movements in sleep
REM and non-REM parasomnias
Please see APPOINTMENTS for further information on available consultations.