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.


What's new?


A new clinic at Bognor War Memorial Hospital in West Sussex will open as a satellite of the Centre on Friday 27th. April 2017, and the first clininc is already fully booked.  This will enable patients from the coastal area of West Sussex to be seen without the need to travel to East Grinstead.   


I am delighted to announce that Karen Schofield has been appointed to the position of Senior Physiology Technology Team Leader to replace Meagan Whelan who left us in December. Karen is highly experienced in all aspects of the department and a specialist in Non Invasive Ventliation (NIV) and CPAP therapy. She heads a team of 13 technicians, dealing with all aspects of sleep medicine.  A deputy will be appointed soon, Band 6 with duties in administration and clinical practice.  Watch NHS jobs if you are interested in applying, and joining a superb and dynamic team.


The Centre has an ever increasing number of referrals . Latest data shows that we completed 7200 patient episodes in 2007, but have completed over 16,000 at the end of month 11 in 2017 - a staggering increase in workload. Patients come from ever further afield, and 11,000 are now treated with CPAP and NIV in the Centre, which is now regardedy many GPs as the place to come for all sleep problems in the South East of England!


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: 11:50am  01/04/2017