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Professor Howard Branley
MBChB, MSc, MD, FCCP, FRCP, FRAeS
Respiratory Medicine
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About

Professor Branley is a lung specialist and is on the Specialist Register with the General Medical Council (GMC) as a Consultant in Respiratory Medicine providing specialist diagnosis and treatment for respiratory, chest and sleep disorders. Professor Branley has specialised in respiratory medicine for over 20 years, with more than 10 years experience as an NHS Consultant. Professor Branley typically sees patients with cough, wheeze, breathlessness and snoring. Professor Branley has expertise in a wide variety of lung diseases particularly asthma, sarcoidosis, sleep apnoea, tuberculosis (TB), pneumonia, lung cancer and pleural disease e.g. pneumothorax and pleural effusion. Professor Branley is particularly interested in seeing patients with unexplained breathlessness or cough and will work with you in a methodical manner to establish a diagnosis and formulate a personalised management plan.


Professor Branley trained in Respiratory Medicine in London teaching hospitals including The Royal Brompton, The Hammersmith, St Mary's and Charing Cross Hospitals. Professor Branley has also trained in aviation medicine at the Royal Air Force School of Aviation Medicine and he is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.


Professor Branley has a keen interest in medical education and he is a Visiting Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the University of West London. He has been an Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London, Imperial College London and the University of Buckingham. Professor Branley is an Honorary NHS Consultant in Respiratory Medicine at the Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Professor Branley was revalidated by the GMC on 7th October 2015 with his next revalidation due in October 2020. Professor Branley's most recent annual Consultant Appraisal was on 28th September 2018.


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Medical Procedures

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Blood tests
  • Sputum tests
  • Chest x-ray
  • CT scan
  • Lung function tests
  • Fitness to fly testing

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Special Interests

  • Cough
  • Breathlessness
  • Wheeze
  • Chest tightness/discomfort
  • Asthma
  • Lung infection or chest infection
  • Pneumonia
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Pneumothorax
  • Lung cancer
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Tuberculosis
  • Aviation medicine

Education

  • Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery, MBChB University of Liverpool 1992
  • Membership of Royal College of Physicians, MRCP(UK) Royal College of Physicians 1996
  • Certificate in General Aviation Medicine Royal Air Force & Civil Aviation Authority 1997
  • Master of Science in Respiratory Medicine (Distinction), MSc Imperial College London 2001
  • Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, FCCP American College of Chest Physicians 2007
  • Expert Witness Certificate Cardiff University Law School & Bond Solon Legal Training Consultancy 2009
  • Doctor of Medicine – Respiratory Medicine, MD Imperial College London 2009
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, FRCP Royal College of Physicians London 2009
  • Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, FRAeS Royal Aeronautical Society London 2013

Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-07-2019
very patient and friendly!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

07-07-2019
Dr Branley was beautifully polite. He made me feel at ease. He listened closely. He explained everything well. I undertsood mt condition and treatment. I had 100% confidence in Dr Branley. I would happily recommend him to my family and friends. I look forward to seeing him again

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

07-07-2019
I collapsed after a 12-hour flight from Cape Town to Heathrow. The Royal Free Hospital turned me away. My GP referrred me to Dr Branley, who agreed I needed treating at once.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

07-07-2019
I wanted Dr Branley's opinion because he treated me when I was very ill in 2011. He was exceptionally attentitve, I thought. He was certainly extremely reassuring.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-07-2019
Profesor Branley was very diligent and communicated extremely well in an unhurried and sympathetic fashion, He laid out all the scenarios and options for potential treatment in a well constructed way. I would certainly recommend him to friends and family.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-06-2019
Very important made me feel very relaxed from the very first minute we met. Listened carefully to all the queries that I brought up and very importantly made lots of notes and explained very clearly and patiently all the questions that arose. So far so good He seems a very professional person. From my first consultation I can highly recommend him - very good first impression. I asked him I

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-06-2019
Extremely personable, knowledgeable and with the ability to explain concepts and the results of medical tests without using jargon. A thoroughly enjoyable appointment!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

19-06-2019
I came to see Professor Branley today as I have a lung infection. I cannot stress how professional, caring, understanding, knowledgeable, attentive etc. Etc Professor Branley was and put my mind at ease. So much that I will be recommending him to everyone. I can with the hand on my heart say I walked away from his office a happy customer.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

18-06-2019
Very satisfactory

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

17-06-2019
Professor Branley was very polite and listened carefully to all my symptoms. He assessed my situation and took into serious consideration my family history and current health state. Quite quickly he gave me an idea of what might have caused my discomfort which was later confirmed with the tests I did (scans, blood test etc). I felt reassured about my condition and I will return soon for a follow up assessment for monitoring purposes.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

17-06-2019
Great visit - Prof. Branley was attentive, meticulous, polite, and friendly. Importantly, he explained the meaning and expected results of all tests, so that the diagnosis is not a "black box" process.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-06-2019
I was very pleased with the out come of my first visit to Platinum Out Patiences Department to see Professor Branley. I came away from my appointment with a great more understanding of my condition. After answering his questions and his examining me throughly, he was able to set out how I should go forward which was very good. A really pleasant, friendly professional gentleman.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-06-2019
the doctor was so helpful and made me feel a lot more reassured about the process of tests to follow and my concerns. I was very concerned going into the appointment but left feeling extremely reassured.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-06-2019
Everything in the consultation went well, I felt at ease explaining my problems and history and would gladly see Prof Branley again. My only comment would be that the review of my Asthma Spirometry test results took much longer to reach me than they should've, and I recieved no updates on when I would get them.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-06-2019
I found Professor Branley to be very attentive. He took time to take in my history and to advise of next steps

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-06-2019
Very polite, great to talk to. Knows his stuff, and you can trust him fully.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-06-2019
Was the doctor polite? Very polite Did the doctor make you feel at ease? Yes Did the doctor listen to you? He was very attentive Did the doctor explain your condition and treatment? Extremely well Did you have confidence in this doctor’s ability to provide care? The utmost confidence Would you recommend this doctor to your family & friends? Absolutely Would you be happy to see this doctor again? Absolutely

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-06-2019
Very understanding and comprehensive with a sympathetic bedside manner. Highly recommend. He was v polite, put me at ease, has a gentle sense of humour, listened carefully to my descriptions of my physical symptoms. He investigated thoroughly, explained things back to me in a manner that was not rushed and also to ensure I understood. I will absolutely recommend to family and friends and would be v happy to see Professor Branley again.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-05-2019
The professor made me feel very relaxed and he was very thorough with his consultation and easy to talk to. I would recommend him to anyone.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

17-05-2019
Professor Branley, immediately put me at ease with a friendly and descriptive approach. He also set expectations with tests to ensure no unnecessary anxiety was experienced.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

17-05-2019
Professor Branley impressed both my wife and myself with his attention to what I had to say and his subsequent analysis of my problems. . I spent an hour and 45 minutes with him and feel I now have a lung specialist capable of dealing with both my short term problem and finding a long term solution to it. I would thoroughly recommend his services to anyone with lung problems.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-05-2019
He is a great doctor. When you need him he is always there for you. The the doctor was polite, he made me feel at ease. The doctor listen to me, and explained my condition and treatment in details. I have confidence in the doctor ability to provide care. I would recommend the doctor to my family & friends. I would be happy to see him again.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-05-2019
Professor Branley was extremely useful and helpful. I have been treated by him twice, and in both times he was spectacular. He replied to my emails at all times, and made himself available to examine me in very short notice. He had accurate diagnostics and great patient treatment. He has done very thorough work and has helped me significantly. I thank him and fully recommend him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-05-2019
My consultation with Prof. Branley to get checked out for an aviation medical certificate was great. He was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, and happy to answer any questions I had about the tests or the general certification.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

14-05-2019
Was the doctor polite? YES Did the doctor make you feel at ease? YES Did the doctor listen to you? YES Did the doctor explain your condition and treatment? YES Did you have confidence in this doctor’s ability to provide care? YES, HIGH CONFIDENCE Would you recommend this doctor to your family & friends? YES Would you be happy to see this doctor again? YES

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-05-2019
Professor Branley was very helpful and explained to me exactly what was wrong with me, how it would affect me in the flight deck of an aircraft, he listened to my questions and took time to talk to me. Despite being very nervous I felt that he really took his time to get to know me and hopefully moving forward he will be able to help me achieve my dream. I would recommend him and wish I came to see him first!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-05-2019
I felt in very safe hands with Prof Branley. He took time to fully understand my situation. I had previously been with the NHS and seen generalists. Prof Branley has a much more thorough approach and clearly knew what he was talking about. I would not hesitate to see him again or recommend him should it ever be relevant.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-05-2019
I was extremely impressed with the level of care that Professor Branley provided. I was in the process of trying to recover from severe pneumonia. I have never had a doctor take as much time to listen to me and develop a plan to address my issues. He also too meticulous notes, which he then provided to me so I have record moving forward. Top notch service all the way around. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-05-2019
Professor Branley was so patient, kind and understanding answering all the questions I kept throwing at him. The appointment came to a natural end and at no point did I feel that he wanted to end the consultation and move on to the next patient. Extremely satisfied and would not hesitate to recommend this consultant/

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-05-2019
Dr. listened and explained options clearly. Inspired confidence. WouLd recommend and consult again

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

09-05-2019
Professor Branley welcome me very warmly. He listened to what I had to say, patiently explained things to me so that I understand my complaint very clearly. I was able to leave his consulting room feeling a sense of relief and more clear about my condition. I would happily recommend him to my friends and family.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

09-05-2019
Competent, dependable, caring and humane medical consultant. Prof. Branley treated me successfully and I continue to see him for reviews. I will not hesitate to recommend him to family and friends

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

09-05-2019
I suffered complications following a bout of pneumonia. Prof Branley helped me over a number of months (and at a follow-up consultation 18 months later). He had an excellent beside manner and I was impressed with both his thoroughness and the way in which he explained everything to me. He referred me to a neurologist for additional investigations and also fixed me up with a new GP. I am someone who can suffer from health anxiety and I felt very reassured under Prof Branley's care. I wouldn't hesitate to recommended him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

09-05-2019
the doctor was very kind, explain the case clearly and give me the time i need to discuss my case.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

09-05-2019
Dr Branley was polite, professional and expeditious. I wish more Doctors where like him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-05-2019
A very personable and helpful Doctor

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-05-2019
Dr Branley was a God sent who went the extra mile to make me feel at ease while maintaining a high sense of professionalism . He was very supportive and took time.to.explain issues in detail.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-05-2019
My experience with Professor Branley was excellent. Extremely professional and personable. He was also communicative and gave me considered next choices. I would recommend him highly.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-05-2019
An excellent professional consultant. Certainly polite, friendly, made me feel completely at ease and confident with the diagnosis and advice given to me. A clear explanation of my condition and suggested treatment was given to me. I would recommend Dr Branley to family and friends and would be happy to see him again.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-05-2019
I have had a patient/doctor relationship with Professor Howard Branley from February 2016 till date. Within that period, i have known him to be professional, diligent, resourceful and empathetic.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-05-2019
Very efficient, kind and gentle doctor. Highly recommended.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

30-04-2019
Thorough, sympathetic, and clear in his approach towards the patient. Excellent experience.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

30-04-2019
I was very impressed by the way I was received and the explanations about my condition and what the future holds for me.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

30-04-2019
Very thorough - very good at explaining my problem.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

30-04-2019
I wish the best for this doctor who is really very promising.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-04-2019
Doctor listened with patience and provided explanations and options.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-04-2019
This doctor has provided me with excellent care, advice and treatment.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-04-2019
Just feeling good with him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-04-2019
Easy to talk to, good listener and provided useful information on my next steps.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-04-2019
First class service.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-04-2019
Most pleasant and patient.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-04-2019
Great experience with the additional benefit of multilingual knowledge.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-04-2019
I suffered a severe case of asthma and Dr Branley professionally and efficiently brought me back to health.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-04-2019
I find Mr Branley extremely caring and he clearly knows his stuff - I felt confident in his care.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

25-04-2019
I have been very happy with the advice.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

25-04-2019
He is an excellent Prof

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

25-04-2019
This is my first visit to Prof Branley. I am 100% satisfy to choose the consultant. He has good enough patience to understand and listen his patient's problem. He helps me to summarise my problems from the past 2 years. Although I haven't got any reports with me, rather I haven't received from my previous chest physician, after talking he collected more than enough information from me and was able to collect all reports from the hospital. He hear my problem calmly and I am satisfy to continue with this consultant as a chest physician.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

25-04-2019
Very polite and made me feel very at ease about my problem. Very happy.

Peer Recommendations

BY dr Ravi Assomull

25-04-2019
Professor Branley is an excellent pulmonologist who always provides a sound clinical opinion. He has always been readily available and my patients give great feedback.
For specialty: Respiratory Medicine
For conditions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Asthma, Sarcoidosis, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
Connection: I have referred them patients

BY dr Kathy Taghipour

25-04-2019
Very knowledgeable and approachable colleague in respiratory medicine.
For specialty: Respiratory Medicine
For conditions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Asthma, Sarcoidosis, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
Connection: Is a colleague

BY dr Tim Lebens

25-04-2019
Professor Branley is extremely professional and very knowledgeable. I have referred many patients to him, all of whom rate him highly. He is very personable and his clinical acumen second to none. So much so that I would ask him to look after myself or family, would I ever need to.
For specialty: Respiratory Medicine
For conditions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Asthma, Sarcoidosis, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
Connection: I have referred patients to them

BY dr Animesh Singh

25-04-2019
Howard is a very experienced and knowledgable respiratory consultant. I have known him for many years both through the NHS and private practice. He offers top class patient centred care and I would wholeheartedly recommend him to my patients.
For specialty: Respiratory Medicine
For conditions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Asthma, Sarcoidosis, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
Connection: Is a colleague

BY dr Ruth Whitby

25-04-2019
friendly, kind and excellent colleague advise and support
For specialty: Respiratory Medicine
For conditions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Asthma, Sarcoidosis, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
Connection: Is a colleague

BY dr Tim Lebens

25-04-2019
I highly and wholeheartedly recommend Prof Branley
For specialty: Respiratory Medicine
For conditions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Asthma, Sarcoidosis, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
Connection: Is a colleague

BY mr Kalpesh Patel

25-04-2019
I would recommend Professor Howard Branley to all patients who need a Respiratory opinion. We have managed numerous patients in the past jointly and I have been impressed with his excellent patient manner and diagnostic skills together with always formulating the best treatment plan for patients.
For specialty: Respiratory Medicine
For conditions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Asthma, Sarcoidosis, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
Connection: Is a colleague
Prof Branley is an outstanding, thoughtful and caring Respiratory Physician.
For specialty: Respiratory Medicine
For conditions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Asthma, Sarcoidosis, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
Connection: I have referred them patients

BY dr Nida Chammas

27-04-2019
An excellent chest physician. Very knowledgeable in his field of expertise. He has been brilliant with both patients and colleagues. Highly recommended.
For specialty: Respiratory Medicine
For conditions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Asthma, Sarcoidosis
Connection: Is a colleague

BY dr David Brull

25-04-2019
I have known Professor Branley for many years. He is very approachable for advice and provides an excellent clinical opinion
For specialty: Respiratory Medicine
For conditions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Asthma, Sarcoidosis, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
Connection: I have referred them patients

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