Dr Helen Brough

Paediatric allergist in
London

MA (Hons) MSc (Allergy) PhD MBBS FRCPCH FAAAAI

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Dr Helen Brough is a highly professional consultant paediatric allergist working privately at The Portland Hospital and Ent4kids in London. Dr Brough is head of the department for the largest allergic service in the UK at the Evelina London children hospital, Guy's and St Thomas'. She treats all sorts of paediatric allergies and her clinical interests include food allergy prevention, diagnosis and treatment of food allergies, immunotherapy, allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis, asthma, eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders, and eczema.

Dr Brough graduated from King’s College, Cambridge University with double honours in medicine and psychology before completing her clinical training at the Royal Free and University College London Medical School. She was awarded one of the few recognised UK higher specialist training posts in paediatric allergy and immunology and 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. Dr Brough has dual accreditation and is on the specialist register for both general paediatrics and paediatric allergy. She is also certified by the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) as a European paediatric allergist.

In her NHS services, Dr Brough runs a joint allergy and respiratory clinic and previously ran the joint allergy and gastroenterology clinic. She co-authored the 2022 European guidelines for the management of atopic eczema. Dr Brough also runs allergy services for teenagers to empower them to manage their allergies. Helen is the Chair of the Paediatric Section for the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) and represents paediatric allergy for the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases (2019-2022). She was awarded the 2020 Distinguished Clinician Award by the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology (AAAAI). She will be President of the Royal Society of Medicine Allergy and Immunology Section from 2022-2024. She is on the Health Advisory Board for the UK patient advocacy group Allergy UK.

Helen is an adjunct reader at King’s College London University. She completed her MSc at the University of Southampton and her PhD at King’s College London. Helen's research interests are in genetic and environmental risk factors for the development of food allergy and the prevention, diagnosis and management of food allergy. She runs the Stopping Eczema and Allergy (SEAL) study assessing whether proactive skin care in young infants with dry skin or eczema prevents the development of food allergy. She previously led the Pronuts study, which showed that by careful evaluation and food challenges in children with peanut, tree nut or sesame seed allergy, many nuts/ seeds can be safely tolerated. Helen was involved in the Learning Early About Peanut (LEAP), LEAP-ON and Enquiring About Tolerance (EAT) study which showed that early introduction of allergenic foods can prevent food allergy. She was also involved in peanut oral and patch immunotherapy trials that led to the first peanut oral immunotherapy product being licensed for use in children.

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25/04/2022

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Dr Brough is a great specialist who has been instrumental in helping us and our daughter, she's always very professional and kind. We would 100% recommend her!

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17/03/2022

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I have no words other than Dr Brough is amazing. Her knowledge is unmatched and without her guidance I would still be going around in circles with my toddlers skin! I highly recommend her and her team! All staff were so helping, efficient and caring! Thank you so much!


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Thanks so much for this kind feedback.

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21/02/2022

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We visited Dr Brough for our 5 month old son. Dr Brough was extremely understanding and gave us a thorough and very detailed action plan after our first consultation. We are very grateful to her for always taking the time to listen to any concerns and would highly recommend her.

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24/01/2022

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Mel provided the highest standard of care for my son. She is professional and communicative; I appreciated that she checked on us regularly. Her interactions with my son were personable, warm and fun- nothing was a problem- and she made a difficult process easier.


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Thanks so much for this feedback about our excellent allergy Clinical Nurse Specialist. She is a really fantastic nurse and such as asset to the practice.


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