Sleep expert awarded College Medal for outstanding achievements

Monday 21st May 2018

Sleep expert awarded College Medal for outstanding achievements

Dr Peter Venn, Clinical Lead of the Queen Victoria Hospital’s sleep disorder centre, has been awarded the College Medal by the Royal College of Anaesthetists, its highest accolade.

Peter has been a consultant anaesthetist at the hospital since 1991. He founded the hospital’s sleep disorder centre in 1992, which is now one of the largest centres in sleep medicine in the UK. Peter has published extensively in sleep disorders and anaesthesia and lectured at home and abroad.

He was awarded the College Medal in recognition of his outstanding achievements, in particular founding the Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA), a peer-reviewed system of establishing quality in anaesthetic departments. Peter has also held several roles at the Royal College of Anaesthetists including Vice President of the College, elected member, examiner and College tutor.

Peter received his College Medal at a ceremony at Central Hall, Westminster, with around 1,100 spectators.

Speaking about receiving the College Medal from the Royal College of Anaesthetists, Peter said: “It’s a great honour to have been recognised by the Royal College of Anaesthetists. I have been involved in the College for around 20 years and this Medal means the work I have been doing is regarded as having a long-lasting and valuable impact on patients and the profession. Such a prestigious accolade is a highlight of my career.”

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