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Professor Howard Branley
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

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Easy to speak with and comes across as efficient and knowledgeable with a firm outline for treatment solutions.
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10-11-2019
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My experience with Professor Branley was excellent. Having attended the consultation regarding an aviation medical it was clear to me that his knowledge of respiratory medicine, and aviation medicine, was very extensive and made me feel that he was definitely the best respiratory consultant physician for what I needed. He was incredibly thorough making sure that everything was covered in detail. I also felt incredibly at ease when I am usually very anxious in hospitals, and so Professor Branley was great in reassuring me that the test to follow was nothing to worry about. If I need any further respiratory consultations in the future I will be sure to contact Professor Branley!
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07-11-2019
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All in all a very good experience
Patient seen for:Lung Infection or Chest Infection
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07-11-2019
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My experience was very good. Professor Branley got to know me during the consultation, asking appropriate questions, and got to understand the nature of my symptoms well. His manner was pleasant and professional throughout and it was a good experience.
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06-11-2019
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Would like to say Professor Branley put me at ease from the start,and answered all my questions that was worrying me,he is so easy to talk too,even had a laugh or two,Professor Branley took his time to explain my medical notes from a pervious hospital,wouldn't hesitate in recommending him to any patient,
Patient seen for:Pneumonia
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05-11-2019
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Very positive experience. I'm not British and my experiences with UK doctors has not always been positive, but Prof Bramley was the complete opposite case. He paid attention, he was knowledgeable and he was receptive and easy to talk to. The only 'caveat' is that my condition was minor: respiratory hyper responsiveness.
Patient seen for:hyperresponsiveness
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05-11-2019
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I would Highly Recommend Prof. Branley. He is patient and allowed me to provide him with timeline of events which led to my seasonal cough. Any GP/Consultant that I previously saw provided me with a straight diagnosis of Asthma however, after examination, Prof. Branley asked me to do a series of breathing tests which would look into the matter further and possible cause of my cough.
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05-11-2019
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Professional, thorough. Explains in a complex issue in plain layman's terms that is easy to understand. Leaves you fully informed and in full control of best steps to be taken.
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30-10-2019
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Professor Howard Branley was very polite and made me feel at ease. He listened to me and explained my condition and the treatment for.I have a confidant in professor Branley's ability to cure me.I am happy to see him again and would recommend him to family and friends.
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14-10-2019
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Very personal and very professional. Made it very easy to try and relax which isn’t always easy in these situations. It felt very much a real human to human experience and he made sure he explains things in everyday English rather than medical speak. Thank-you
Patient seen for:coughEar Infections
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13-10-2019
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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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