Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne, Recurrent skin infections, Persistent itchy skin (pruritus), Sun damage, Skin cancer screening, Skin surgery, Freezing of skin lesions (cryosurgery), Skin diseases in children.
Co-investigator for a national trial on a blistering condition called bullous pemphigoidExploiting new technologies to enhance medical education (internet, mobile devices)
Consultant Dermatologist - University Hospitals of Leicester NHS TrustDermatology Undergraduate Education Lead - University of LeicesterHonorary Teaching Associate, Cardiff School of Medicine
British Association of DermatologistsBritish Paediatric Dermatology SocietyBritish Society for DermatopathologyBritish Contact Dermatitis SocietyRoyal College of Physicians
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 one of the two consultant dermatologists 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 a Committee Member of the National Undergraduate Dermatology Teachers Group of the British Association of Dermatologists. She has been Tutor of Online sessions and Examiner on Cardiff’s Diploma in Practical Dermatology since 2004.
Dr Helbling has two children. She enjoys all sports and loves dancing. Through her husband’s research post at the University of Leicester, she has developed an interest in online teaching. She leads on a national project funded by the British Association of Dermatologists: The development of a Dermatology iPhone Application for medical students.
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