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."


Specialises in

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.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Julie Cunneen at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • Exercise advise
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Lymphoedema/lipoedema specialist assessment, treatment, support and advice
  • Measuring/fitting for compression garments
  • Medical lymphatic drainage
  • Skin/ wound care

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Additional information

Bladder cancer
Breast cancer
Bowel cancer
Genito-urinary cancer
Gynaecological cancer
Prostate cancer
Skin cancer
Cosmetic surgery
Breast
Non-surgical procedures

RGN / Registered General Nurse East Birmingham School of Nursing / 1983
Registered General Nurse

MSc / University of Birmingham / 2006
MSc in Health Sciences


Professional memberships

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

British Lymphology Society (BLS)


Professional leadership

I am the Clinical Lead Nurse for three Lymphoedema Services in Birmingham.
I am part of the Lipoedema Advisory Panel in the UK.

Birmingham Community Heath Care Foundation Trust

I am married. I have Chickens and a dog and enjoy growing my own vegetables.