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Dr Helen Brough
Dr Helen Brough
MA (Hons) MSc PhD MBBS FRCPCH
Paediatrics
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SUBSPECIALTIES

Allergy Medicine

REGISTERED WITH

General Medical Council: 6048377

LANGUAGES

english, spanish, french, german

RECOMMENDED FOR

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Paediatrics

CONSULTATION FEES

New appointment: £280
Follow-up appointment: £230

About


Dr Brough is a Consultant in Paediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology. She leads the largest Children’s Allergy Service in the UK at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital and runs allergy transition services for teenagers up to age 18 years to empower them to take control of their allergies. She has specific interests in food allergy prevention, diagnosis and treatment, immunotherapy, asthma, eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders and eczema. She jointly runs the specialist difficult asthma and allergy service at the Evelina London. She chairs the national eczema guideline for the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology. She co-authored two landmark studies on the prevention of food allergy, is the lead investigator for the Pronuts study (assessing peanut, sesame and tree nut allergy) and is an investigator for the oral and patch peanut desensitisation trials which are currently running at the Evelina London. 

Dr Brough has published multiple original research articles as well as published a textbook, she also regularly presents her research both nationally and internationally and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at King's College London. She has written reviews on the active management and prevention of food allergies, dietary management of peanut allergy and risks of exposure to food in the environment in allergic patients. She is the Chair of the Pediatric Section for the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI). She organised the Annual National Allergy Meeting for the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology from 2013-2016 and is the Co-Chair for the European Allergy (EAACI) Congress 2020 which will be held in London.

She was awarded 'Health Professional of the Year' runner-up in 2010 by Coeliac UK and the Barry Kay award for excellence in Paediatric Allergy research from the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology in 2013.

 

 

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Medical Procedures

  • Skin prick test
  • Allergy blood test
  • Allergen desensitization
  • Allergy shots
  • Spirometry
  • Exhaled nitric oxide

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Special Interests

  • Prevention, diagnosis and management of food allergy
  • atopic eczema, allergic asthma, allergic rhinitis (hay-fever)
  • immunotherapy to environmental allergens (e.g. house dust mite, pollens, pet dander)
  • allergic conjunctivitis, vernal keratoconjunctivitis, sinusitis, eosinophilic eosophagitis, eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease, insect sting and latex allergy. 
  • Actively involved in research to prevent, diagnose and treat food allergy.

Education

Helen graduated from King’s College, Cambridge University, with double honours in Medicine and Experimental
Psychology, before completing her clinical training at the Royal Free & University College London Medical School. She trained in Paediatrics in South London Paediatric training rotation and was then awarded one of the few recognised
Higher Specialist Training posts in Paediatric Allergy and Immunology. She trained in some of the UK’s leading teaching hospitals: Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital, King’s College Hospital, and Great Ormond Street Hospital. 

Helen has dual accreditation and is on the specialist register for both General Paediatrics and Paediatric Allergy. Helen is also certified by the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) as a European Paediatric Allergist. During her training, Helen completed an MSc in Allergy, gaining a distinction at the University of Southampton. She was subsequently awarded a PhD in determining routes of developing peanut allergy, at King's College London University.

Helen is a member of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology, European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Royal Society of Medicine, and American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health. 




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Very friendly doctor who listen all the symptoms patiently and explained everything until it was absolutely clear and understandable. It was very easy to follow instructions as these were decomposed to simple steps.
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08-10-2019
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Very approachable and knowledgeable, recommended treatment plan very quickly
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01-10-2019
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Dr Brough always listens and respects our input as parents. We are happy to have finally found a doctor that we trust.
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24-09-2019
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Very friendly, informative and knowledgable doctor. Would recommend to friends and family.
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Very informative and had Immense patience to listen to the issues. Would highly recommend her.
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24-09-2019
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Our appointment with Dr Brough was incredibly reassuring. We feel much better informed and Dr Brough has been nothing short of amazing in putting together a future plan for our sons allergy diagnosis and management.
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24-09-2019
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Great
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11-09-2019
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Very thorough and knowledgeable
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10-09-2019
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Great experience, very thorough and supportive. Felt like we are in experienced and caring hands.
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27-08-2019
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Peer Recommendations

BY dr Yiannis Ioannou

14-02-2019
Helen is a highly valued colleague and an expert in paediatric allergy. Helen is a very thorough, caring and approachable specialist doctor and a leader in the field of paediatric allergy.
For specialty: Paediatrics
For conditions: Wheezing, Reflux and Colic, Allergies
Connection: I have referred them patients

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