Dr Helen Brough

Dr Helen Brough

MA (Hons) MSc PhD MBBS FRCPCH

Paediatrics (Pediatrics)

Recommended by 3 specialists
20 years of experience
9 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.97

Bedside Manner

4.97

Explanation

4.96

Top feedback

“Amazing experience as Dr Brough was very knowledgeable but also kind. She made me feel at ease with the treatment and all it involved. Very patient and welcoming.“
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Subspecialties

  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Dermatology
  • 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
    1,542 reviews

    ENT4Kids

    61 Wimpole St, London, United Kingdom, W1G 8AH
    85 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    Not available
    Tue
    08:30 - 15:30
    Wed
    Not available
    Thu
    Not available
    Fri
    10:00 - 16:00
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

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

    • Food Allergies
    • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    • Allergies
    • Cow's Milk Protein Allergy
    • Allergic Rhinitis (Hayfever)
    • Rash
    • Acid Reflux
    • Angioedema (Swelling)
    • Asthma
    • Blood in Stool
    • Chronic Cough
    • Colic
    • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
    • Food Intolerance
    • Insect or Bee Sting Allergies
    • Lactose Intolerance
    • Reflux and Colic
    • Troublesome Cough
    • Urticaria (Hives)
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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
    13/189
    Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    10/189
    Allergies
    9/189
    Paediatric (Pediatric) Consultation
    4/189
    Skin Prick Test
    4/189
    Allergy Blood Tests
    3/189
    Cow's Milk Protein Allergy
    3/189
    Video Consultation
    3/189
    Allergen Desensitisation
    1/189
    Allergic Rhinitis (Hayfever)
    1/189
    Rash
    1/189
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Amazing experience as Dr Brough was very knowledgeable but also kind. She made me feel at ease with the treatment and all it involved. Very patient and welcoming.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Very professional and knowledgable. Should genuine interest in gathering the facts and proposing a way forward.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr Helen Brough was very helpful. She answered all our questions and explained the plan of treatment clearly. It is a lot to remember, when you have to deal with multiple allergies and eczema, but Dr Helen Brough gave us very clear step by step instructions on the washing/moisturising/medicine and a diet. It helped us to get into our new routine and now we are able to do it all automatically. There is still a lot to go through with the allergies, but the fact that our son's eczema is under control and the flare ups have reduced dramatically, keeps us positive. All the tests were worth doing (the blood test was especially helpful), at least now we know what to exclude completely and what we need to introduce slowly. I would highly recommend to have a consultation with Dr Helen Brough if you suddenly have to deal with eczema or allergies
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
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    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)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (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)
    Bedside Manner (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)
    Explanation (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)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (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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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very helpful
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (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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    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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