Consultant Profile

Dr Ingrid Helbling

Dr Ingrid Helbling MD,CCT (Dermatology)
Practicing at:
Spire Leicester Hospital
  • Dermatology
    • Dermatological surgery
    • Inflammatory skin disease
    • Paediatric dermatology
    • Skin cancer
Special clinical interests:

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.

Research interests:

Co-investigator for a national trial on a blistering condition called bullous pemphigoid
Exploiting new technologies to enhance medical education (internet, mobile devices)

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Dermatologist - University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Dermatology Undergraduate Education Lead - University of Leicester
Honorary Teaching Associate, Cardiff School of Medicine

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

British Association of Dermatologists
British Paediatric Dermatology Society
British Society for Dermatopathology
British Contact Dermatitis Society
Royal College of Physicians

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0116 265 3685
Private secretary:
Mrs Claire Rossa
Private secretary telephone number:
0116 265 3632
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

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.

Personal profile:

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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Dr Ingrid Helbling

Dr Ingrid Helbling Dermatology Consultant, Leicester, private hospital specialist.

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