Professor Howard Branley

Professor Howard Branley


Respiratory Medicine

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29 years of experience
17 years as a specialist
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
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  • General Medical Council: 3678307
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £350

    Follow-up appointment: £280

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1787 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    1550 reviews


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

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