Professor Howard Branley

Professor Howard Branley

MBChB, MSc, MD, FCCP, FRCP, FRAeS

Respiratory Medicine

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26 specialists

29 years of experience
17 years as a specialist
Video consultation
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Overall Rating

Overall

4.97

Bedside Manner

4.97

Explanation

4.98

Top feedback

“O I am very satisfied with Professor Branley“
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3678307
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £350

    Follow-up appointment: £280

    Practices worked at

    Chiswick Medical Centre

    Bond House, 347-353 Chiswick High Road, London, United Kingdom, W4 4HS
    147 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    1231 reviews

    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 30th September 2019.

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    Medical procedures

    • Blood Testing and Results Interpretation
    • Chest X-Ray
    • Lung Function / Spirometry
    • Bronchoscopy
    • CT Scan (Computerised Tomography Scan)
    • Fitness To Fly Testing
    • Sputum Tests
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Breathlessness
    • Lung Infection or Chest Infection
    • Pneumonia
    • Asthma
    • Asthma
    • Bronchitis
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
    • Emphysema
    • Lung Cancer
    • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
    • Pleural Effusion
    • Pneumothorax
    • Pulmonary Embolism (Lung Blood Clot)
    • Pulmonary Fibrosis
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Troublesome Cough
    • Tuberculosis
    • Wheezing
    • Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
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    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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    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Asthma
    29/244
    Breathlessness
    25/244
    Respiratory Medicine
    19/244
    Lung Infection or Chest Infection
    17/244
    Video Consultation
    9/244
    Pneumonia
    8/244
    Long COVID
    6/244
    Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
    6/244
    COVID-19 - Rehabilitation and Recovery
    4/244
    Troublesome cough
    4/244
    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
    3/244
    Emphysema
    3/244
    Lung Cancer
    3/244
    Sarcoidosis
    3/244
    Chest Pain
    2/244
    Tuberculosis
    2/244
    cough
    2/244
    Abnormal CT can
    1/244
    Allergic Rhinitis (Hayfever)
    1/244
    Blood Testing and Results Interpretation
    1/244
    Blood in phlegm
    1/244
    Breathing issue
    1/244
    Bronchiectasis
    1/244
    Bronchitis
    1/244
    CT Scan (Computerised Tomography Scan)
    1/244
    Cardiology
    1/244
    Chest X-Ray
    1/244
    Chronic Cough
    1/244
    Chronic Cough.
    1/244
    Chronic cough
    1/244
    Cold
    1/244
    Ear Infections
    1/244
    Genetic Consultation
    1/244
    I collapsed after a flight from Cape Town to Heathrow.
    1/244
    Lung Function / Spirometry
    1/244
    Noisy breathing
    1/244
    Pleural Effusion
    1/244
    Post Covid checks
    1/244
    Post Covid checkup
    1/244
    Post Covid symptoms that were not recovering including exercise related thoracic pain
    1/244
    Refered after my Annual medical check up in view of my Pulmonary function test results
    1/244
    Shortness of breath
    1/244
    Shotness of breath
    1/244
    Sleep Disorders
    1/244
    Snoring problems
    1/244
    Suspected asthma
    1/244
    Troublesome Cough
    1/244
    Wheezing
    1/244
    Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
    1/244
    covid
    1/244
    cystic lesion
    1/244
    hyperresponsiveness
    1/244
    post-covid19 lung changes
    1/244
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Breathlessness Blood Testing and Results Interpretation Chest X-Ray
    O I am very satisfied with Professor Branley
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Lung Function / Spirometry
    Great well done
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Lung Infection or Chest Infection Asthma
    Professor Branley has been extremely helpful . I've found our zoom consultations efficient and Professor Branley very personable.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Lung Infection or Chest Infection Pneumonia Breathlessness
    A calm and reassuring voice at a time of stress.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Lung Cancer
    I have been under Professor Branley for three years now. I believe he is an exceptional clinician and he makes a real effort to communicate meaningfully with me as a patient AND as a person, about what are continued investigations.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Asthma
    Professor Howard Branley has a particular ease with which he communicates -From the first remote consultation through, investigation, Diagnosis and treatment, I felt confident and relieved that I had found a specialist who truly listened and genuinely cared! All tests were explained at a level I fully understood and never were any of my questions or concerns dismissed. Prof Branley went above and beyond to reassure me with my results and It is without question that I would highly recommend him to anyone wishing to have a swift and thorough conclusion to any Respiratory Concerns. Excellent admin you team also!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Asthma Breathlessness Troublesome Cough
    I saw Prof Branley for the first the early this year for my ongoing respiratory problems.I found him to be very professional and polite at all times. This made me feel at ease so I could clearly explain the problems I was experiencing, while he listened patiently. After getting a full history of my medical condition, he again took time to explain the plan of treatment, what tests needed to be done and reasons for those tests. His team arranged for all the tests to be done on the same day and at the same place, which was very convenient for me.It also meant that I had to take only one day off work. I had enough notice for the date of the follow up appointment to discuss the results, which meant I could make arrangements to have the time off work. Again, Prof Branley took time to explain the results of all the tests as well as what the best treatment was. He also sent me lots of information about my condition,referring me to approved and reliable sites, to help me deal with this chronic condition. Shortly after starting treatment and doing the exercises as shown on the videos,I started feeling normal again. I am very thankful to Prof Branley for all he has done to help me feel positive about life again. Before I was referred to him, I thought my life was coming to an end, being 65 years of age. I will definitely go to him again if I had any problems and would highly recommend him to anyone who had respiratory problems.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Lung Infection or Chest Infection
    Thorough and reassuring
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Asthma Breathlessness Video Consultation
    Professor Brantley was very friendly and was easy to communicate but also was very professional. He was keen to understand the symptoms I had and quickly recommended the tests that I need to take including introduction to another specialists which was very helpful.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Asthma Lung Infection or Chest Infection Breathlessness
    At the risk of being melodramatic, my recent consultation with Professor Branley proved lifesaving. I had expected helpful advice and, possibly, additional medication to address an ongoing asthma-related issue. Quite quickly into the consultation however, Professor Hanley diagnosed that I needed urgent intervention and he called an ambulance. He did so gently and sensitively, careful to ensure that I did not panic. He remained in contact with me throughout two days in hospital, where I received equally good care. I cannot imagine what more I could have expected from a specialist and I remain very grateful to him for his expertise and, above all, his attention to my condition.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 26 doctors for:
    26

    Respiratory Medicine

    Dr Deepak Suri
    Dr Deepak Suri
    Gastroenterology

    31-03-2021

    Professor Branley is an excellent thorough Doctor who looks after patients very well indeed. Highly recommended

    For specialty: Respiratory Medicine
    For conditions: Sleep Disorders, Breathlessness, Lung Cancer, Troublesome Cough, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Sarcoidosis, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), Asthma, Lung Infection or Chest Infection, Tuberculosis, Pleural Effusion, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Emphysema, Bronchitis, Wheezing, Pulmonary Embolism (Lung Blood Clot)
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Nida Chammas
    Dr Nida Chammas
    Endocrinology

    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), Sarcoidosis, Asthma
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Tim Lebens
    Dr Tim Lebens
    General Practice (GP)

    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), Sarcoidosis, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), Asthma
    Connection: I have referred patients to them
    Dr Animesh Singh
    Dr Animesh Singh
    Rheumatology

    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), Sarcoidosis, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), Asthma
    Connection: Is a colleague

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