Dr Helen Brough

Dr Helen Brough

MA (Hons) MSc PhD MBBS FRCPCH

Paediatrics (Pediatrics)

Offers video consultation
Recommended by 3 specialists
19 years of experience
9 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.97

Bedside Manner

4.97

Explanation

4.96

Top feedback

“It was a pleasure seeing Dr Brough today. She examined my son who has mild respiratory allergies. My son felt very much at ease during the whole consultation as well as the tests prior (which were also performed at the same clinic and during the same visit) The whole experience was a breeze. The clinic itself (ENT kids) is very welcoming and does not feel like a hospital environment, contrary to other respiratory consultations we have been to in the past. Dr Brough has such a lovely calm and reassuring manner. She is very attentive and gave us plenty of time to ask questions which she patiently answered. Her expert knowledge is apparent and I would recommend her to anyone looking for an allergy expert. Thank you Dr Brough & ENT kids. “
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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

    212 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5QT
    1,482 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
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    Tue
    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.

    Procedures

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

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

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.97
    Bedside Manner
    4.97
    Explanation
    4.96
    Food Allergies
    11/186
    Allergies
    9/186
    Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    7/186
    Paediatric (Pediatric) Consultation
    4/186
    Allergy Blood Tests
    3/186
    Skin Prick Test
    3/186
    Video Consultation
    3/186
    Cow's Milk Protein Allergy
    2/186
    Allergen Desensitisation
    1/186
    Rash
    1/186
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    It was a pleasure seeing Dr Brough today. She examined my son who has mild respiratory allergies. My son felt very much at ease during the whole consultation as well as the tests prior (which were also performed at the same clinic and during the same visit) The whole experience was a breeze. The clinic itself (ENT kids) is very welcoming and does not feel like a hospital environment, contrary to other respiratory consultations we have been to in the past. Dr Brough has such a lovely calm and reassuring manner. She is very attentive and gave us plenty of time to ask questions which she patiently answered. Her expert knowledge is apparent and I would recommend her to anyone looking for an allergy expert. Thank you Dr Brough & ENT kids.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    We had such a positive experience with Dr. Brough. The allergy testing was thorough and done in a very nice manner so that my 6 year old didn't mind the tests. Dr Brough went above and beyond the allergy testing in also discussing other issues with me, as my daughter has had stomach issues and also some tics. We've been to several doctors, both pediatricians and GPs, and Dr Brough was by far the most helpful doctor that we've seen. I highly recommend her!
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr. BROUGH answered all my questions and the communication was excellent.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    As a family, we feel incredibly grateful our child is under the care of Dr Brough. Dr Brough’s commitment to excellence, her breadth and depth of knowledge, the respect with which she treats patients and families, her humanity and kindness are much evident. Her approach to our daughter and her symptoms was intelligent, thorough and sensitive. The excellent and immediate care - appropriate referrals, attention to detail and follow up - is exemplary, and, in my experience, unparalleled. Dr Brough’s support staff - both admin and nursing - are also to be commended for their outstanding communication, efficiency and kindness. I was also hugely impressed by Dr Brough’s detailed knowledge of specific conditions outside her known area of expertise. I have absolute faith in the brilliance and excellence of this wonderful doctor and my daughter feels reassured and believes she is in the best possible hands. One feels certain no better care and attention could have been given.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Dr Helen Brough has been such a great pediatrician for my son who was struggling with some allergies as well as chronic cough . With her guidance i can see Ilian improvement and I feel now more confident in Ilian health and overcoming allergies She is also very human and patient and understands mum point of view and answer al questions with detailed information. It feels great to receive this type of service for my son. I will definitely continue seeing her when needed.
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very helpful
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Dr Brough explained everything about my sons eczema and allergies very well. She took her time to review him and made us feel at ease. The creams prescribed helped immediately and we couldn’t be any more great full.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    My daughter had worsening eczema and we had more & more steroids and flare ups…then we found Dr Brough. She was very thorough with her examination (head to toes!) and tests and she treated the cause of the flare ups. She prescribed creams that worked like magic. It’s been 5 months since we were discharged but my daughter’s skin is still beautiful and her eczema has been well controlled since. Thank you very much!
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Dr Brough has been wonderful with our 2 year old daughter suffering from eczema. At our appointment we got a firm and decisive diagnosis, along with a well-explained and thorough management plan in place. One can immediately tell that Dr Brough is at the top of her field, hugely knowledgable and experienced in all aspects of paediatric allergies. She was able to give us a great deal of advice and we came away from the appointment feeling much more confident about managing our daughter's condition and sure enough, we have seen great improvements in her skin condition. In addition, Dr Brough and her team have been excellent in responding to all our follow-up questions with thoughtful replies in a timely manner. We would absolutely recommend Dr Brough.
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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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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 3 specialists
    Dr. Sophie Farooque
    Dr. Sophie Farooque
    Allergy (Adults)
    I have referred patients to them

    "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. "

    07-04-2021

    Recommended for:
    Allergies, Reflux and Colic, Angioedema (Swelling)
    , Food Allergies, Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis (Hayfever), Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis), Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye), Cow's Milk Protein Allergy
    Dr Dionysios Alexandrou
    Dr Dionysios Alexandrou
    Paediatrics (Pediatrics)

    "Dr Brough is an outstanding paediatric allergist colleague. She is warm and welcoming with a patient-centred approach. I thoroughly recommend her and I regularly refer my patients to her for detailed allergy evaluation."

    20-11-2021

    Recommended for:
    Lactose Intolerance, Food Intolerance, Allergies
    , Reflux and Colic, Wheezing, Asthma, Troublesome Cough, Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis), Cow's Milk Protein Allergy, Allergic Rhinitis (Hayfever), Urticaria (Hives)
    Dr Yiannis Ioannou
    Dr Yiannis Ioannou
    Paediatrics (Pediatrics)
    I have referred them patients

    "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."

    14-02-2019

    Recommended for:
    Allergies, Reflux and Colic, Wheezing

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