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

Allergy Medicine

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General Medical Council: 6048377

LANGUAGES

english, spanish, french, german

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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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Today's appointment was very informative, she went over and above our expectations to help resolve our ongoing issues, we feel a step closer to finding out a solution.
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23-11-2019
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Helen was very understanding of how my allergies have effected my ability to deal with possible allergies in my children. She and her clinician were calming and friendly and informative. I will be coming back to finish off the testing, and coming back to get myself re-tested.
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19-11-2019
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Fantastic. We are pleased with the treatment and the outcomes, and advice and information given.
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19-11-2019
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She was incredibly helpful, professional and gave us clear and straight forward advice about how to manage a dairy allergy. Would highly recommend her to anyone.
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19-11-2019
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Dr Helen Brough was extremely thorough when dealing with our little boys eczema. She answered all our questions and gave us lots of help and advice. We would highly recommend as many of the doctors we saw did not recognise that our child’s skin was infected.
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12-11-2019
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Very pleased with thorough diagnosis and identification of EBV which our previous clinician had missed
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06-11-2019
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Very detailed diagnosis and explanations to us. The experience was very positive and helen did her best to make us feel comfortable
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30-10-2019
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Superb experience both from perspective of patient & mum. Thorough, brilliant at listening to mum and considering all angles to get to the nub of the issue, and excellent at explaining in layman terms the results of all tests. We saw Dr Brough to examine the possibility of an allergy linked to underlying coeliac disease and her expertise in this field as well as general allergy was exactly what we needed. Most grateful, thank you.
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26-10-2019
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We took our daughter to see Dr Brough for allergies and she and her team were outstanding. They made us feel very comfortable and were very helpful. Dr Brough provided helpful information and even helped us on other matters she picked up on while examining our daughter. We would highly recommend Dr Brough and her team.
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26-10-2019
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Really exceptional experience with dr Brough. She has been extremely professional, friendly, and provided really practical help. We were very apprehensive prior to this allergy testing experience but we’ve been so thrilled with dr Brough and her expertise. Were very grateful to have seen her.
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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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