Miss Julie Cunneen
Lymphoedema Nurse Specialist
RGN, MSc, Onc Dip, Medical Lymphatic Drainage Therapist, Independent Nurse Prescriber
"The team at the Spire Hospitals are dedicated to making the patients journey a good experience, which is why I love working there."
I have been a lymphoedema nurse specialist for 18 years. I was one of the first nurses to establish a lymphoedema service in an Acute Trust Hospital (QEH). I have a background in Oncology both medical and surgical; tissue viability and have a special interest in Lipoedema and its surgical management and lymph node transfer and its management.
Treatment includes assessment, limb volume measurements; measurement for compression hosiery; skin care and exercise advise; medical lymphatic drainage; Kinesiotaping and myofascial release.
I have good working relationships with several eminent oncologists. I support the plastic surgeon Miss Dancey in Birmingham with the pre and post operative management of her Lipoedema and Lymph Node Transfer patients.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Julie Cunneen at Spire include:
RGN / Registered General Nurse East Birmingham School of Nursing / 1983
Registered General Nurse
MSc / University of Birmingham / 2006
MSc in Health Sciences
Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
British Lymphology Society (BLS)
I am the Clinical Lead Nurse for three Lymphoedema Services in Birmingham.
I am part of the Lipoedema Advisory Panel in the UK.