Professor Howard Branley

Professor Howard Branley

MBChB, MSc, MD, FCCP, FRCP, FRAeS

Respiratory Medicine

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11 specialists

Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.9
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4.9
Explanation
4.9

Top feedback

“Professor Branley has an excellent manner. He is approachable, friendly and gives a clear understanding of any issues and treatment. ⭐️👍🏼 “
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
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Registered with

General Medical Council: 3678307

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
69 reviews

The Wellington Hospital

St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
79 reviews

BMI Syon Clinic

941 Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex, United Kingdom, TW8 9DU
0 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

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Blood tests
  • Sputum tests
  • Chest x-ray
  • CT scan
  • Lung function tests
  • Fitness to fly testing
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Special interests

  • Cough
  • Breathlessness
  • Wheeze
  • Chest tightness/discomfort
  • Asthma
  • Lung infection or chest infection
  • Pneumonia
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Pneumothorax
  • Lung cancer
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Tuberculosis
  • Aviation medicine
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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

Overall
5
Explanation
4
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1

experienced, kind, clear explanation about clinical condition. no delay in booked times.

07-07-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Professor Branley has an excellent manner. He is approachable, friendly and gives a clear understanding of any issues and treatment. ⭐️👍🏼

06-07-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Outstanding doctor

27-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Helpful, explained everything and got things moving.

23-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Prof Howard Branley is very profession and responsive. I’m very happy with my experiences so far. I’ve had some results from tests and Prof Howard Branley has explained these very well.

18-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Prof Branley is excellent in all aspects in case of my treatment.He is remarkable in judging the problem, with his medical advice and treatment plan. He listened to the problem statement from me in details.His follow up consultation is right on time and explanation of any medical report and patient's queries are wonderful. He gives me the feel I am in safe hand. Thank you very much Prof.

18-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Professor Branley was very attentive and caring and thorough. He explained his approach and the tests and outcomes very clearly (but without oversimplifying them). Would unreservedly recommend him to anyone that requires a respiratory specialist.

17-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Professor Branley has always been very kind to me during all my consultations and explained things to me extremely well and never made me feel like I am wasting his time by asking questions.

13-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

My experience with the Professor today was nothing but excellent. He showed great empathy and was polite throughout. He was attentive and gave clear and factual explanations throughout the consultation.

Patient seen for:
Breathlessness
09-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Professional and informative, with clearly a depth of experience that inspired confidence in the assesment of my symptoms. Combined with Professor Branley's very friendly manner, and ability to listen to my (Sometimes rather thorough!) case history, this led a to a quick placement for the nescessary tests, and a concise and full conclusion. Also of note, a very,very pleasant and helpful secretary who made the whole process run very smoothly. Highly recommended.

Patient seen for:
Chest Pain
28-05-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I have seen Prof Branley in the past, a few years ago now, and recently had a phone consult with him (during Covid-19 pandemic). I am always amazed by his kindness, compassion, and his ability to make me feel as though my concerns have been listened to, validated, and supported. I am glad to see these amazing qualities have not changed over the years. He was careful to explain every step of the consult and reasons behind testing required, and answered all the questions I had with such clarity. I would definitely recommend Prof Branley to family and friends. I only wish all of my specialists were this thorough and compassionate!! We also has a wonderful administration team working along side him, which makes everything run more smoothly.

Patient seen for:
Shortness of breath
post-covid19 lung changes
14-05-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very professional and takes time to really listen .

05-05-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

The professor was very polite, made me feel at ease and was very clear.

04-05-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

My consultation was over the telephone, due to the restrictions during the present pandemic. I thought this might be difficult, particularly as I had not met Professor Branley before. The telephone consultation presented no difficulty. I was 100% happy with the consultation. Professor Branley is a careful listener and a skilled communicator.

Patient seen for:
Asthma
04-05-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I found professor Branley very warm and friendly. He gave me a good explanation to what he thought may be the issue and I found him caring and interested in everything I was telling him.

28-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

The consultation was excellent. Professor Branley took the time to ask detailed questions and to provide a clear explanation. I felt reassured with the approach Professor Branley adopted and at the conclusion of the consultation felt I was in extremely safe and capable hands.

09-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
4

Easy to get in touch with. Warm, polite and talks in layman's terms. Factual will not speculate. Helpful, will not send for unnecessary scans etc.

Patient seen for:
Respiratory Medicine
04-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Thorough assessment, good bedside manner, happy with management

Patient seen for:
Asthma
Bronchiectasis
31-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

My issues were explained fully and fullow up treatment was agreed.

Patient seen for:
Respiratory Medicine
26-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Everything was explained to me so I had full understanding of my issues and how to deal with them.

Patient seen for:
Respiratory Medicine
25-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Friendly, approachable, sets the patient at ease from the outset. Explained things clearly and concisely. A very positive experience.

21-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very happy with Prof Branley and the service provided

20-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Professor Branley is an exceptional physician you has been treating me for almost three years and who helped me recover from a very rare lung infection. He has always been available to talk my calls or answer emails. He will remain my respiratory doctor for the foreseeable future.

19-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I felt reassured, the diagnostics plan was clear and easy to understand. I am seeing Pr Branley after the test results will come back.

19-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Overall, it was an excellent experience and an excellent medical visit.

Patient seen for:
Chest Pain
19-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Prof Bramley took time to explain what I was going through and profer solutions.

Patient seen for:
Asthma
15-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very thorough and clear

13-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

It was a pleasure to meet with Professor Branley who demonstrated an interest in me as a person as the basis of understanding me as the patient requiring assistance. I every hope we will find a solution for my medical problem

11-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I had complete confidence in Professor Branley's comments and observations and was very pleased with his careful attention to my situation.

10-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Professor Howard Branley was extremely nice and put me at my ease. I had tests a few days later to establish the cause of the cough and the following day saw him for the results. Hopefully the medicine prescribed will sort out the problem. Am happy to see him again, as recommended in a month.

Patient seen for:
Chronic Cough
10-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

knowledgeable and i was able to find able to find the cause of my discomfort by also referring me to another specialist

Patient seen for:
Respiratory Medicine
10-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I met prof first time as a patient and as GP 6 weeks ago when I had Acute chest problems. I was at ease and was very confident with his manners, explanation and follow up plans .He helped to put matter in perspective and was honest and straightforward in conversation. I felt safe and would be very happy to refer anyone with chest problems.

Patient seen for:
Lung Infection or Chest Infection
06-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Although I had found the two printed, to-be-signed letters attached to my confirmation of appointment slightly formidable I printed them out and signed both only to find nobody asked me for them and I brought them home. Was I meant to hand them into the Platinum Registration Point or the 2nd floor Reception? Post them? This could be made clearer. With regard to the consultation itself, I found the advice given, the description of the condition of my lungs, including possible diagnosis, easy to understand and helpful and the Professor himself welcoming, attentive and, subject to my being untutored in medical matters, highly competent and thorough. I would have no hesitation recommending him to my friends and relatives.

Patient seen for:
Pleural Effusion
04-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very friendly and seemed genuinely interested in me whilst still staying professional.

Patient seen for:
Asthma
03-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I felt heard for the first time in the many years I have been suffering my condition. Professor did a thorough History and examination. He then talked me through the possible diagnosis and ordered some extensive tests for me. I feel hopeful for the first time that we may get to bottom of what’s happening. Thank you!

Patient seen for:
Chronic Cough.
02-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Prof. Howard Branley made me feel both comfortable and safe very quickly, making me certain that I was in the best hands. He was thorough and I learnt a lot about my condition which I had no prior knowledge of (which is alarming considering I’ve suffered from asthma for my whole life). The little tests that were carried out during my appointment (I.e. measuring my peak flow), was explained in detail (and in plain English), which I appreciated. I left my appointment reassured about my current situation, and confident as to how I should manage it and myself going forward.

Patient seen for:
Asthma
02-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I am someone who is very anxious about any kind of medical appointment, even the dentist and optician so on arrival I was super nervous and even had my husband in attendance with me. Professor Branley soon has me feeling less anxious, he is warm, patience, approachable, caring and down to earth. He is a good listener and very easy to talk to. I felt very confident in his advice and treatment. The discuss about my medical information was very conversational and easy to understand. I highly recommend Professor Branley.

01-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

From the outset Professor Branley was patient and explained things clearly. He was very thoroughly and kind.

01-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very friendly, took time to explain, very thorough in understanding medical background, not rushed. Overall a positive experience.

28-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Took plenty of time to thoroughly explain results, explore whether I had any questions and to provide answers that were well balanced and in understandable language. Good listener and professional yet approachable manner. Instilled a lot of confidence in his opinion whilst not hesitating to highlight areas of uncertainty or matters yet to be investigated.

Patient seen for:
Sarcoidosis
26-02-2020
Overall
4
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
4

Personable, professional and patient

Patient seen for:
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
18-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Detailed and effective investigation and treatment. Very professional.

Patient seen for:
cough
13-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Professor Branley, is extremely professional, takes time to examine you, interact in an easy jovial manner, listen tentatively, answer your questions clearly and portrays the best bedside side manners. I have worked and interacted with a number of consultants from different walks of medical profession, Professor Branley is one of the best I have encountered. Grateful to be under his care.

13-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Made me feel at ease and happy to spend the time discussing all aspects of any condition/s

12-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Easy going Plain speaking Open to answering all my questions

11-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I am very satisfied with the treatment received from Professor Howard Branley. Mr Branley treated my 18 months old cough problem in few visits and I found him very supportive and professional.

11-02-2020
Overall
4
Explanation
4
Bedside Manner
4

Overall rating good apart from the 25 minute appointment delay.

Professor Howard Branley

I’m sorry that you experienced a delay but pleased that you were otherwise happy. I always try to run to time as much as possible but the nature of seeing ill people is that sometimes patients require more time to sort them out. Once again, apologies for any inconvenience.

02-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Through testing and explaining

02-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Excellent care and condition explanation.

01-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Professional, kind, thorough, and extremely knowledgeable.

Patient seen for:
Pneumonia
31-01-2020

Peer recommendations

Recommended by 11 doctors for:
11

Respiratory Medicine

Dr Nida Chammas
Dr Nida Chammas

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

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

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
Dr Ruth Whitby
Dr Ruth Whitby

25-04-2019

friendly, kind and excellent colleague advise and support

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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