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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- Skin cancer
Dr Helbling’s post at the Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI) is based at the adult dermatology outpatients department, where she does general dermatology clinics, skin cancer screening clinics and skin surgery. Dr Helbling is co-leading the paediatric dermatology service at LRI. She offers Spire Hospital patients the same expertise she continues to develop through her NHS work.
Dr Helbling has practised dermatology since 1995. Over the years, she has developed expertise in both common and rare dermatology complaints. She enjoys the challenges of caring for patients with skin diseases that are difficult to diagnose clinically and has good links with the skin pathologists at the LRI. Dr Helbling is very effective in supporting and managing patients with chronic skin disease, such as eczema and psoriasis. With them, she decides on the treatment they need depending on their personal, inter-personal or professional circumstances.
Dr Helbling is Honorary Associate Professor and Undergraduate Dermatology Lead at the University of Leicester. She has developed the British Association of Dermatologists App for medical students, which has open access worldwide.
Areas of interest
Dermatology: Adult and Paediatric; Moles, suspicious moles, skin tumours / cancer; acne, eczema, psoriasis; itchy rashes, skin infections, impetigo, molluscum, fungal infections, warts, boils; Genital dermatology (vulval / penile rashes or lesions), rare or unusual skin problems; cryotherapy; biopsy or excision of lesion; removal of moles; dermatology treatment; dermatitis; urticaria; alopecia; lichen planus, lichen sclerosus, scaly scalp; dry skin; vitiligo; skin pigmentation; lupus; blisters / blistering rashes, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, actinic keratosis, bowen's disease, melanoma
Current NHS consultant posts held
Leicester Royal Infirmary & Loughborough Hospital
Honorary Senior Lecturer
Undergraduate Dermatology Education Lead
University of Leicester
Dr Helbling led on the development of a smartphone Dermatology App for medical students on behalf of the British Association of Dermatologists, which is available for free for iPhone and Android.
Reference number 6094093
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- GP Representative on Education Subcomittee British Association of Dermatologists 2013
Details of entry to specialist register
- Dermatology, 2009
Affiliations / memberships
British Association of Dermatologists
British Paediatric Dermatology Society
British Society for Dermatopathology
British Contact Dermatitis Society
Royal College of Physicians
- Nuffield Hospital Scraptoft Lane LEICESTER...
- 09:30 - 12:30
- 0116 274 3753
- Spire Leicester Hospital Gartree Road...
- 08:30 - 12:30
- 0116 265 3685
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Spire or Nuffield Hospital outpatient reception, so that a message can be passed on to Dr Helbling or her secretary Claire Rossa. Please note Claire Rossa works only mornings.