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

General Paediatrics
Allergy Medicine

REGISTERED WITH

General Medical Council: 6048377

LANGUAGES

english, spanish, french, german

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About


Dr Brough is a consultant in paediatric allergy. 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 in order 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 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, therefore, 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.


Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-06-2019
Very clear and helpful.

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23-06-2019
Excellent, Helen was extremely helpful, knowledgable and approachable.

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23-06-2019
Very informative and attentive

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16-06-2019
Was very informative about allergies and a great manner with younger patients.

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16-06-2019
Very thorough and friendly

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16-06-2019
Great with children and very thorough.

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16-06-2019
Good explanations, easy to understand.

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16-06-2019
Very clear advice, thorough review of my child’s health as part of our visits which is reassuring. Delighted my son is in her care.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

09-06-2019
Dr. Brough has been most helpful in helping us deal with and treat my sons allergy. She is proactive in treating and very kind in answering all questions. I’m very grateful for her service.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-05-2019
Everything exceeded our expectations

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28-05-2019
Good and efficient

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28-05-2019
She answered all our questions thoroughly and took the time to hear our list of symptoms. We didn’t feel rushed and nothing we mentioned seemed irrelevant.

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28-05-2019
Very nice and calm and easy to discuss things with

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28-05-2019
Very professional and friendly

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28-05-2019
Professional and explains well

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28-05-2019
She has been very patience and knowledgeable in explaining the treatment and the allergies of my son

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19-05-2019
Very informative and friendly

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19-05-2019
Very informative, patient and knowledgeable

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12-05-2019
Very good experience. Excellent patient care with our 8 year old son

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12-05-2019
Dc Brough is really thorough.

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12-05-2019
Thorough, clear explanations and kind with my daughter, would certainly recommend.

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05-05-2019
Attention to detail both Helen and assistance and very hospitable

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05-05-2019
Friendly and very approachable. Explained everything very clearly.

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05-05-2019
Informative and knowledgeable would recommend

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05-05-2019
A wonderful physician who has helped my child’s health dramatically, and getting quick diagnosis and treatment has been invaluable.

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05-05-2019
Very clear, friendly manner, reassuring

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28-04-2019
Dr. Brough is patient, thoughtful and thorough in her approach. She’s got great bedside manner and was a hit with our 5 month old son. I really appreciated how she helped to explain everything to us and made somewhat complicated elements very simple and manageable.

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17-04-2019
Extremely diligent thorough and caring

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17-04-2019
She was really nice and explained everything very well.

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17-04-2019
She’s very warm and friendly. Extremely thorough in her investigations

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17-04-2019
Very kind to my three y/o when seen for dog immunotherapy treatment

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17-04-2019
She was very friendly, professional and easy to talk to. Provided explanations for everything that she thought was going on and the investigations she recommended to be done. My daughter also liked her very much.

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17-04-2019
Friendly informative

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17-04-2019
Very helpful and informative whilst also being extremely knowledgeable.

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14-04-2019
Great experience. She was really helpful and addressed all our concerns.

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31-03-2019
Dr Brough was very thorough, considerate and knowledgeable. She took the time to really understand our child and his allergies.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-03-2019
Very helpful

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26-03-2019
Dr Brough has provided excellent care to my 2 year old son over the course of many months of allergy testing and diagnosis. She has showed a genuine interest in my son’s treatment and I have always felt involved in the testing and treatment decisions. Dr Brough takes the time to explain the testing, issues and proposed treatment plan at each appointment. Her explanations are clear and she is always happy to answer any questions. I would highly recommend her.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-03-2019
Very caring. Very straightforward and reliable.

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17-03-2019
She was very thorough in her examination and explanation of all the allergies and reactions, we really felt comfortable speaking to her and having her treat our little one.

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17-03-2019
She really helped us figure out what we needed to do, clearly telling us what things we needed to do.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-03-2019
Extremely on the ball and thorough. We felt well cared for and in very safe hands.

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10-03-2019
Dr Brough was very patient, kind and clear. She was thorough and explained everything well.

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10-03-2019
Dr Helen Brough is very helpful when explaining blood tests results and gives a clear and understandable explanation of allergy guidelines. Last appointment I received a few perrcription medications and I was wasn’t sure what they were supposed to do. She gave me a very thorough explanation.

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03-03-2019
Doctor was very professional and friendly. She answered our questions clearly and made our child very comfortable too.

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03-03-2019
Very efficient and competent. Has helped our son, thank you!

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03-03-2019
Friendly detailed questions great with children

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20-02-2019
Coming from US we were delighted by the patience of Dr Brough. She listened to our myriad concerns and what we needed. We were also impressed by her thoughtful answers to our daughter s eczema. The link between eczema and allergy was well explained. We also liked the nurse!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

20-02-2019
Really clear explanation of issue and method of treatment. Very calm manor. Would highly recommend.

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20-02-2019
She made time for us and was knowledgeable and kind to our daughter.

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20-02-2019
Really receptive to what we said about previous treatments, but also had a lot of very helpful advice to what we should do as we continue the treatment to make sure the eczema continues to improve, and to what we should do after the eczema has completely cleared to prevent flare ups.

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20-02-2019
Really insightful the dr took her time answering all questions. Very reassuring experience on a topic that is often quite overwhelming and anxiety provoking.

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19-02-2019
Very friendly and informative

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19-02-2019
Lots of very helpful advice to help us feel confident in dealing with our sons allergies

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19-02-2019
Very thorough and reassuring. Explained everything clearly and concisely.

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19-02-2019
Informative and welcoming. Very proactive and thorough in dealing with our sons allergies.

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19-02-2019
Was well informed and helped to navigate the system well. Good manner with the children.

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17-02-2019
Was very helpful in helping us move forward in preventing the development of allergies in my infant son by providing us with much information, and appreciated her full attention and friendly disposition.

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17-02-2019
Great experience. Very knowledgeable and approachable and great with our daughter and giving us the information we need to manage her peanut allergy.

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03-02-2019
Great attention!

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03-02-2019
Very thorough

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03-02-2019
She was very friendly, efficient and informative. She answered all questions very well and was knowledgable

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03-02-2019
Listened to all my concerns, and explained them very well

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03-02-2019
All good. Clear, quick. Good manner with the children

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03-02-2019
Very gentle and caring supervision. Thank you

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27-01-2019
Dr Brough was amazing and so thorough and took so much time answering all of our questions. Her nurse silica was wonderful too. We are so thankful to be under dr brough's care

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27-01-2019
Very welcoming and cheerful Explains everything clearly

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27-01-2019
Excellent manner in dealing with the children. Clear, concise but patient and good listener. Overall very good.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

20-01-2019
Very patient. Answers all questions very patiently and throughly. Knowledgeable about new research.

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20-01-2019
A professional environment with very pleasant staff. All questions answered and information explained.

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20-01-2019
All in all very positive experience have, should note that our first visit felt rushed when we could have benefited from an explanation of the plan before starting the prick test.

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20-01-2019
Really effective service, Dr Brough is so easy to talk to

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20-01-2019
Very clear advice . Thank you for the help

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13-01-2019
We have had an excellent experience with Helen. She has a great manner with our son and gives helpful, pragmatic advice. We would definitely recommend Helen to our friends should the need arise.

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13-01-2019
Very informative and will have a depth of background on the majority of questions that we ask. Explains risks and is very patient

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13-01-2019
Amazing service and super team!

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13-01-2019
Good advice with allergies and nice person.

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13-01-2019
I find her very thorough in follow ups and planning ahead

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13-01-2019
I find her very thorough in follow ups and planning ahead

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13-01-2019
We trust Dr Brough. She has an easy and warm manner. She takes the time to explain diagnosis and treatment in a brief and simple way. My children like seeing her.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-01-2019
We had a very good experience during our consultation with dr Brough. All our questions were answered and we felt reassured with how to proceed in managing our baby's multiple allergies.

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13-01-2019
Dr Brough is very knowledgeable. She is very good at not rushing appointments and listening to us and answering our questions well. The previous appointment was a but disappointing as we had to wait an hour and a half for our appointment and not told when we would be seen.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-01-2019
Very clear and precise pathways ahead. Thorough accurate and reassuring

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-12-2018
Very comforting and thorough. Long wait but made us feel very relaxed and looked after.

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11-12-2018
Excellent! I highly recommend Dr Brough to any parent with allergy concerns about their children.

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11-12-2018
Dr. Helen was quite thorough , professional and pleasant to deal with. She explained everything in detail. It was great.

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11-12-2018
All very efficient

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09-12-2018
It's a relief to see dr Brough about my daughters eczema. She is great and has put in place an action plan for me to control her flare ups. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

09-12-2018
She was great. Thorough and answered all questions with great detail.

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09-12-2018
Very good experience. Clear evaluation of the situation.

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09-12-2018
Very friendly and efficient

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09-12-2018
Answered questions. Clear instructions. Friendly. Communicated directly with the patient- my daughter.

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09-12-2018
This was our first appointment with Helen and have been happy as she clarified our questions really well

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09-12-2018
Really helpful and thorough advise and care. Only downside is struggling to contact any staff on Sunday's when the clinic is on.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

09-12-2018
Great thank you

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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