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Dr Helen Brough
MA (Hons) MSc PhD MBBS FRCPCH
Paediatrics
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english, spanish, french, german

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

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

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

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

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

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

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-12-2018
All very efficient

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

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.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

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

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

09-12-2018
Very friendly and efficient

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

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

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

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

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

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

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