Professor Howard Branley

Professor Howard Branley

MBChB, MSc, MD, FCCP, FRCP, FRAeS

Respiratory Medicine

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28 specialists

29 years of experience
17 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.97

Bedside Manner

4.97

Explanation

4.98

Top feedback

“Extremely knowledgeable, highly professional & reassuring. Grateful for the care. “
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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

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1767 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    1525 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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    Procedures

    • 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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    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
    Asthma
    30/252
    Asthma
    30/252
    Breathlessness
    26/252
    Respiratory Medicine
    19/252
    Video Consultation
    10/252
    Pneumonia
    8/252
    Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
    6/252
    CT Scan (Computerised Tomography Scan)
    5/252
    Lung Function / Spirometry
    4/252
    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
    3/252
    Emphysema
    3/252
    Lung Cancer
    3/252
    Sarcoidosis
    3/252
    Blood Testing and Results Interpretation
    2/252
    Troublesome Cough
    2/252
    Tuberculosis
    2/252
    Wheezing
    2/252
    Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
    2/252
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    Overall Experience
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    Bedside Manner
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    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Extremely knowledgeable, highly professional & reassuring. Grateful for the care.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very helpful, very clear and very quick. Explanation and solution given straight away
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Well qualified doctor
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Professor Branley was very generous with his time. He listened intently when I described my ailment and he took the time to explain the possible diagnoses and the medicine behind it. His demeanour was calms and calming. He was very easy to talk to.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Really easy to talk to and rationalise and explain very well.
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    A very pleasant man who knows what he is talking about and is competent in his explanations of any problems and possible solutions
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    A very attentive and thorough consultant who explainedev erything clearly and in plain language. Written reports were also very comprehensive.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Excellent all round. Really it was a thorough and considered consultation.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    O I am very satisfied with Professor Branley
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Great well done
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 28 doctors for:
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    Respiratory Medicine

    Dr Deepak Suri
    Dr Deepak Suri
    Gastroenterology

    31-03-2021

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

    For specialty: Respiratory Medicine
    For conditions: 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)
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Nida Chammas
    Dr Nida Chammas
    Endocrinology

    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 Animesh Singh
    Dr Animesh Singh
    Rheumatology

    25-04-2019

    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
    Professor Ruth Whitby
    Professor Ruth Whitby
    General Practice (GP)

    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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