For CPAP patients
What is CPAP? It stands for continuous positive airway pressure. CPAP is a breathing therapy device that delivers air to a mask worn over the nose and/or mouth to help consistent breathing. It is used primarily for sleep apnea, but also in the treatment of other breathing conditions.
We are currently issuing patients with Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset. You can find out more about the equipment via this link.
If you are experiencing problems with your machine or mask in the first instance please visit this website. If you would prefer to talk to one of our technicians please call 01342 305420 and press option 1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that due to the number of calls and enquiries coming in we may not be able to answer your call so please leave a clear message. We aim to return calls within 24 hours Monday to Friday. The sleep unit is open Monday to Friday – 8.30am to 5pm. The phone line is not manned at the weekends.
Dr Peter Venn
Consultant Anaesthetist and Clinical Lead
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.
Professor Adrian Williams
Professor of Sleep Medicine & Consultant Respiratory Physician
Specialist interests: sleep complaints in general, including sleep apnoea, restless legs, excessive sleepiness, sleepwalking, acting out dreams.
Professor Adrian Williams has had a long interest in sleep medicine dating back to research into the sudden infant death syndrome conducted at Harvard University. Subsequently he was appointed at UCLA, ultimately becoming a tenured Professor of Clinical Medicine and Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. He developed what was to become the largest sleep service within the Veterans Administration while at the same time co-directing the UCLA Sleep Disorders Centre.
He was one of the early clinicians boarded in sleep medicine and has published widely in that field including early contributions recognising that systemic hypertension could in part be related to obstructive sleep apnoea.
In the UK he has helped develop the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Sleep Disorders Centre into the largest and most active in the UK. He is a founding member of the Sleep Section of the Royal Society of Medicine, is one of Europe’s few recognised somnologists, as well as having been awarded the UK’s first Chair in Sleep Medicine.
Dr Neil Munro
Consultant Neurologist and Somnologist
Special interests: sleep neurology.
Dr Neil Munro has a DPhil in the Neurophysiology of Eye Movements from Oxford University. Before studying Medicine, he gained a degree in Physics from Oxford University. Following his degree Dr Munro worked in Management Consultancy.
Sleep Disorder Centre opening times
Monday to Friday – 8.30am to 5pm
Saturday/Sunday/Bank holidays – closed
Please do not attend the Sleep Disorder Centre without a prior arranged appointment as this could result in a wasted journey.
“Every contact I’ve had the centre, be it cheery admin staff calling regarding appointments through to ‘sleeping over’, has been completely positive and I want to thank everyone of you.”