Dr Venn has been a consultant anaesthetist at the hospital since 1991, and founded the hospital’s sleep disorder centre the following year, which is now one of the largest centres in sleep medicine in the UK.
The doctor, who has published extensively on the topic of sleep disorders was awarded the medal, recognising his achievements, including founding the Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA).
Dr Venn received his prestigious College Medal at a ceremony at Central Hall, Westminster, with 1,100 spectators which he described as a great honour to be recognised by the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
The sleep expert added: “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.”
For more information about the sleep disorder centre based in East Grinstead, visit: www.qvh.nhs.uk/our-services/sleep-disorder-centre