Dr Helen Brough

Dr Helen Brough

MA (Hons) MSc PhD MBBS FRCPCH

Paediatrics (Pediatrics)

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2 specialists

18 years of experience
16 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.97

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4.97

Explanation

4.95

Top feedback

“Dr Brough provided excellent medical care and advice for my 6 week old baby with severe eczema. Her calm and kind manner put us all at ease and my sons face cleared up very soon after following the treatment plan. Dr Brough responded very fast when the eczema has an extreme flare up and her support was invaluable to me at that time. I can’t thank her enough!“
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Subspecialties

  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Gastroenterology
  • Paediatric Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6048377
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £280

    Follow-up appointment: £230

    Practices worked at

    The Portland Hospital

    234 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5QT
    1281 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

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    08:30 - 15:30
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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 Paediatric 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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    Procedures

    • Allergy Blood Tests
    • Allergy Blood Tests
    • Video Consultation
    • Allergen Desensitisation
    • Allergen Desensitisation
    • Paediatric (Pediatric) Consultation
    • Allergy Shots (Immunotherapy)
    • Allergy Shots (Immunotherapy)
    • Food Provocation (Challenge) Test
    • Food Provocation (Challenge) Test
    • Skin Prick Test
    • Skin Prick Test
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    Special interests

    • Food Allergies
    • Food Allergies
    • Allergies
    • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    • Cow's Milk Protein Allergy
    • Acid Reflux
    • Allergic Rhinitis (Hayfever)
    • Allergic Rhinitis (Hayfever)
    • Angioedema (Swelling)
    • Angioedema (Swelling)
    • Asthma
    • Asthma
    • Blood in Stool
    • Colic
    • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
    • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
    • Food Intolerance
    • Insect or Bee Sting Allergies
    • Insect or Bee Sting Allergies
    • Lactose Intolerance
    • Rash
    • Reflux and Colic
    • Troublesome Cough
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    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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    Reviews

    4.96 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
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    Explanation
    Food Allergies
    8/177
    Food Allergies
    8/177
    Allergies
    5/177
    Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    4/177
    Allergy Blood Tests
    2/177
    Allergy Blood Tests
    2/177
    Video Consultation
    2/177
    Allergen Desensitisation
    1/177
    Allergen Desensitisation
    1/177
    Cow's Milk Protein Allergy
    1/177
    Paediatric (Pediatric) Consultation
    1/177
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Brough provided excellent medical care and advice for my 6 week old baby with severe eczema. Her calm and kind manner put us all at ease and my sons face cleared up very soon after following the treatment plan. Dr Brough responded very fast when the eczema has an extreme flare up and her support was invaluable to me at that time. I can’t thank her enough!
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Not enough stars to reflect Dr. Brough's service After suffering for so long using an alternative service, Dr. Brough managed to assist in a huge step in progression after the very first visit. Recommended to us by a family friend, now we recommend to anyone with a similar condition. Thank you again Dr. Brough
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Helen was very thorough and looked through numerous lenses to asses my daughter. She spent the time to explain the plan and went out of her way on recommendations.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Helen Brough is the best Doctor I have dealt with to date. She sets an exemplary standard for her bedside manner, expertise and professionalism. Not only did she listen attentively and sensitively to my child's symptoms but she effectively diagnosed and treated symptoms other specialists/doctors had dismissed. Dr Brough was friendly and gentle towards my child. She did a thorough examination and explained test results in detail. As a parent, I felt free to ask questions and at no point felt rushed or like an 'over reacting parent'. Dr Brough knows her stuff (!!) and is a truly exceptional Doctor.
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    Helen Brough

    Thanks so much for your kind review. Wishing you all the best, Helen Brough

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    We came to see Dr Brough because of my sons peanut allergy. She was very thorough and made this scary process rather enjoyable for both me and my son. It has been a year and we are peanut allergy free, thanx to Dr. Brough and her invaluable advice.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    We've had a really positive experience doing the milk oral immunotherapy with Dr Brough for our son. We have found Dr Brough to be extremely responsive and supportive as well as incredibly knowledgeable, as you would expect. We have recommended her practice to others we know who are dealing with allergies and are planning to return for further treatment later on this year.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    We are so pleased that we sought Dr Brough's expertise. She understood precisely the problems which our little baby has been facing, and gave us clear and very useful recommendations. She is clearly an expert in her field, and her knowledge instilled confidence us.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Dr Brough was an invaluable support to my family following the emergence of several food allergies in my infant son. She assisted us through multiple stages of testing, investigations and food challenges and was always able, both in person and remotely, to provide informative and helpful guidance and best practice on overcoming obstacles and challenges. She was kind and re-assuring in her approach and we would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone experiencing challenges in respect of food allergies.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Brough did an incredibly thorough examination of my baby’s skin to formulate a plan to combat her atopic eczema. She prescribed lotions, moisturisers and ointments that we hadn’t tried previously. We saw results overnight. I had forgotten how soft a baby’s skin should feel. It felt like a miracle!
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    A more detailed verbal explanation of weaning at the first appointment would be have been appreciated. Everything else was great though.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 doctors for:
    2

    Paediatrics (Pediatrics)

    Dr. Sophie Farooque
    Dr. Sophie Farooque
    Allergy (Adults)

    07-04-2021

    If you are looking for a doctor who is clinically excellent and highly knowledgeable then I would recommend Dr Helen Brough. She takes time to get to know her patients and their families and is extremely thorough. She is well respected amongst her colleagues but also nationally and internationally. She is a leader in her field but most importantly, she is kind. There are a handful of people whom I refer patients to and she is one of them.

    For specialty: Paediatrics (Pediatrics)
    For conditions: Allergies, Reflux and Colic, Angioedema (Swelling), Food Allergies, Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis (Hayfever), Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis), Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye), Cow's Milk Protein Allergy
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Food Provocation (Challenge) Test, Allergy Shots (Immunotherapy), Allergy Blood Tests, Skin Prick Test, Paediatric (Pediatric) Consultation
    Connection: I have referred patients to them
    Dr Yiannis Ioannou
    Dr Yiannis Ioannou
    Paediatrics (Pediatrics)

    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 (Pediatrics)
    For conditions: Allergies, Reflux and Colic, Wheezing
    Connection: I have referred them patients

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