Professor Howard Branley

Professor Howard Branley

MBChB, MSc, MD, FCCP, FRCP, FRAeS

Respiratory Medicine

Recommended by 32 specialists
30 years of experience
18 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.97

Bedside Manner

4.97

Explanation

4.98

Top feedback

“My experience with Professor Branley was highly positive. He was very professional and made me feel comfortable when I needed to explain my concerns. He paid attention to all the details and was listening to everything I said. Professor Branley made communication both ways easier and was very clear with the his diagnosis and future treatment. In my opinion he is a role model to follow within the health care service. “
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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

    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G 8BJ
    1,851 reviews

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    1,742 reviews

    Cromwell Hospital

    164-178 Cromwell Rd, London, United Kingdom, SW5 0TU
    905 reviews

    Chiswick Medical Centre

    Bond House, 347-353 Chiswick High Road, London, United Kingdom, W4 4HS
    272 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 2021 with his next revalidation due in October 2026. Professor Branley's most recent annual Consultant Appraisal was on 17th September 2021.

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    Procedures

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

    • Breathlessness
    • Asthma
    • Troublesome Cough
    • Pneumonia
    • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
    • Wheezing
    • Chest Infection
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
    • Lung Cancer
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Emphysema
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Tuberculosis
    • Bronchitis
    • Pleural Effusion
    • Pneumothorax
    • Pulmonary Embolism (Lung Blood Clot)
    • Pulmonary Fibrosis
    • 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
    4.97
    Bedside Manner
    4.97
    Explanation
    4.98
    Breathlessness
    70/384
    Asthma
    57/384
    Lung Function / Spirometry
    51/384
    Troublesome Cough
    39/384
    CT Scan (Computerised Tomography Scan)
    33/384
    Respiratory Medicine
    19/384
    Video Consultation
    16/384
    Pneumonia
    14/384
    Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
    12/384
    Wheezing
    12/384
    Chest Infection
    10/384
    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
    8/384
    Lung Cancer
    7/384
    Sarcoidosis
    6/384
    Blood Testing and Results Interpretation
    5/384
    Chest X-Ray
    3/384
    Emphysema
    3/384
    Fitness To Fly Testing
    3/384
    Sleep Disorders
    3/384
    Tuberculosis
    3/384
    Bronchitis
    2/384
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    My experience with Professor Branley was highly positive. He was very professional and made me feel comfortable when I needed to explain my concerns. He paid attention to all the details and was listening to everything I said. Professor Branley made communication both ways easier and was very clear with the his diagnosis and future treatment. In my opinion he is a role model to follow within the health care service.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Excellent consultant took all previous medical history, requested for more tests and explain what the next procedure will be
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Warm, clear explanation and handled all my questions very well. Would certainly recommend Prof Branley to friends and family
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    So far, It has been very good, we haven't resolved anything yet, as I still need to do several tests, so he can give me a diagnostic of my problems but overall was very good.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Wonderful experience. Thorough and never makes you feel rushed.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    A very professional and courteous doctor. And easy to talk to.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    A very helpful consultation. Prof Branley spent time checking past records and giving a clear explanation of my bronchiectasis. I came away reassured that I was now in the care of a knowledgeable consultant.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Professor Howard is an incredible professional with intimate knowledge of sleep apnea; I would highly recommend him.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Professor Branley is professional, efficient, friendly and explains details of your condition very well - It puts one’s mind at rest.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    knowledgeable, understanding, kind
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 32 specialists
    Dr Deepak Suri
    Dr Deepak Suri
    Gastroenterology
    Is a colleague

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

    31-03-2021

    Recommended for:
    Sleep Disorders, Breathlessness, Lung Cancer
    , Troublesome Cough, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Sarcoidosis, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), Asthma, Chest Infection, Tuberculosis, Pleural Effusion, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Emphysema, Bronchitis, Wheezing, Pulmonary Embolism (Lung Blood Clot)
    Dr Elaine Tickle
    Dr Elaine Tickle
    General Practice (GP)
    I have referred patients to them

    "I find Professor Branley an excellent respiratory physician who has a thorough understanding of both general and respiratory medicine. His attention to detail means my patients really appreciate seeing him. I have no hesitation about asking him to see patients with any respiratory difficulties. "

    31-03-2021

    Recommended for:
    Sleep Disorders, Breathlessness, Lung Cancer
    , Troublesome Cough, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Sarcoidosis, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), Asthma, Chest Infection, Tuberculosis, Pleural Effusion, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Emphysema, Bronchitis, Wheezing, Pulmonary Embolism (Lung Blood Clot)
    Dr Nida Chammas
    Dr Nida Chammas
    Endocrinology & Diabetes
    Is a colleague

    "An excellent chest physician. Very knowledgeable in his field of expertise. He has been brilliant with both patients and colleagues. Highly recommended."

    27-04-2019

    Recommended for:
    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Sarcoidosis, Asthma
    Dr Animesh Singh
    Dr Animesh Singh
    Rheumatology
    Is a colleague

    "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."

    25-04-2019

    Recommended for:
    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Sarcoidosis, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)

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