Mrs 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; 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.

Treatment information

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

Other treatments

Lymphoedema/lipoedema specialist assessment, treatment, support and advice. Skin/ wound care, exercise advise, Medical Lymphatic Drainage, Kinesiotaping, Measuring/fitting for compression garments.

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Additional information

Clinical interests

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

Qualification and professional memberships

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

MSc / University of Birmingham / 2006
MSc in Health Sciences

Professional memberships

NMC - Nursing and Midwifery Council

RCN - Royal College of Nursing

BLS - British Lymphology Society

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

Current NHS posts

Birmingham Community Heath Care Foundation Trust

Personal profile

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

Contact information

Telephone 0121 704 1451