Welcome to the website for the clinical sleep service of Dr Peter Venn and the team!


The site is designed to give you information about our service with advice about common disorders of sleep explained in simple lay terms, together with tips to help you sleep better. It is designed to inform patients and members of the public, and is not an online textbook of medical sleep disorders.


A very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!!


What's new?


A new clinic at Bognor War Memorial Hospital in West Sussex will open as a satellite of the Centre in April 2017 if all goes according to plan.  This will enable patients from the coastal area of West Sussex to be seen without the need to travel to East Grinstead.  We will keep you posted on developments. 


With great regret will say goodbye to Meagan Whelan this week.  She is moving to a new post at the Princess Royal Hospital in Bromley, much closer to her home.  Meagan has developed the service for CPAP and NIV to a high level over the last four years. We wish her well and I know she will be a great asset to Bromley but also a great loss to us. She will be succeeded by Karen Schofield, who will take the role forwards and develop it further I am sure.  Like Meagan, Karen is highly experienced, and a long standing member of staff.


On a more positive note, together with Dr Neil Munroe amnd Dr Deirdre O'Rourke, I am delighted to say that we passed the European Certificate in Sleep Medicine in Bologna in September 2016.  The Multiple Choice Question examination at the University of Bologna was challenging and wide ranging, with sections on the science of sleep and all aspect of clinical practice.  Four of the five physicians practicing in the Centre now hold this examination as "Experts in Sleep Medicine", so you will be in safe hands if you come to see us!


The centre has an ever increasing number of referrals - now almost 2500 per annum, and with a wide range of sleep problems.


Another colleague Dr Tania Ahern specialises in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for insomnia, and practices in Chichester, West Sussex. Tania is a qualified GP with a diploma in CBT, and now specialises in this area of medicine.  Her website is available at and


If you are excessively sleepy in the daytime, snoring may be underlying it, and we can help. Please contact us for an appointment through Catherine Frantz.


Remember that I can help you with all other aspects of sleep as well, and not just with snoring or breathing disorders.  I specialise also in diagnosing insomnia, restless legs syndrome and in generally getting you a better nights sleep. 


Please contact Catherine Frantz on 07803 421447 to arrange a private appointment.


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Last update: 4:20pm  22/12/2016