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Dr Simon Merritt

General (internal) medicine, Respiratory medicine

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Specialises in

  • Sleep disorders

About me

I have been an NHS consultant since 2009, practicing in all aspect of adult respiratory and sleep medicine. I am currently Chief of Medicine, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. I provide a prompt, friendly and efficient out and inpatient service. I have developed a web based assessment tool for my insomnia clinic, which I commenced in 2012. This clinic, the only one of its sort for miles around, involves completion of an online sleep diary and insomnia questionnaires, followed by a thorough outpatient assessment and then 6 x 45 minute CBTI (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia) sessions with our very experienced psychologist.
I am an active member of the British Thoracic Society, British Sleep Society, European Sleep Research Society, European respiratory Society and the American Academy Sleep Medicine. I am one of relatively few qualified 'Somnologists' (sleep specialists) within the UK.
I have a wide ranging experience in all aspects of adult respiratory and sleep medicine.

Areas of interest

All aspects of adult respiratory and sleep medicine
Breathlessness of unknown origin
COPD and Asthma
Pulmonary Fibrosis
Sleep Disorders / apnoea;
specialist insomnia clinic and treatment program
Medicolegal reports - sleep and respiratory medicine

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