Dr Peter Venn

Consultant Anaesthetist and Clinical Lead

Dr Peter Venn

Specialist interests: Diagnosis and treatment of insomnia and treatments of obstructive sleep apnoea

Peter J Venn has been a Consultant Anaesthetist at Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, West Sussex since 1991. He qualified from The Middlesex Hospital Medical School in 1979 and after training as an SHO and registrar in London was a Senior Registrar in the Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics in Oxford.

He is past Head of the South Eastern School of Anaesthesia, past Regional Adviser to the Royal College of Anaesthetists for South Thames (East), past Chairman of the South Thames Specialty Training Committee, and an examiner for the Primary FRCA from 1997-2008. He is an elected member of Council of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, and past Editor of the Bulletin of the Royal College. He is past chairman of the Communications Committee for the RCA, and current chairman of the Professional Standards Committee. In 2015, he was Vice President of The Royal College of Anaesthetists.

He founded the Sleep Disorder Centre in 1992, now one of the largest centres in sleep medicine in the UK, and is a past council member and past Membership Secretary of the British Sleep Society. He has published extensively in sleep disorders and anaesthesia in journals and on the internet. He has lectured at home and abroad in both subjects.

Current clinical interests include the criteria for the treatment of patients with sleep disordered breathing using mandibular advancement splints and, more recently, with bimaxillary and saggital split osteotomy. He has a particular interest in patients with insomnia.