Dr Ingrid Helbling

Consultant Dermatologist

MD, CCT (Dermatology)


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My post at the Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI) is based at the adult dermatology outpatients department, where I do general dermatology clinics, skin cancer screening clinics and skin surgery. I am one of the two consultant dermatologists leading the paediatric dermatology service at LRI. I offer Spire Hospital Leicester patients the same expertise I continue to develop through my NHS work.

I have practiced dermatology since 1995. Over the years, I have developed expertise in both common and rare dermatology complaints. I enjoy the challenges of caring for patients with skin diseases that are difficult to diagnose clinically and have good links with the skin pathologists at the LRI.

I am very effective in supporting and managing patients with chronic skin disease, such as eczema and psoriasis. With them, I decide on the treatment they need depending on their personal, inter-personal or professional circumstances.

I am a committee member of the National Undergraduate Dermatology Teachers Group of the British Association of Dermatologists. I have been tutor of online sessions and examiner on Cardiff's diploma in Practical Dermatology since 2004.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Ingrid Helbling at Spire include:

Dermatology

Other treatments

Dr Helbling sees adults and children and treats general dermatological conditions, skin cancer, inflammatory skin disease and also performs dermatological surgery.

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Clinical interests

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.

Qualification and professional memberships

Current NHS posts

Consultant Dermatologist, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Dermatology Undergraduate Education Lead, University of Leicester

Honorary Teaching Associate, Cardiff School of Medicine

Personal profile

I have two children. I enjoy all sports and love dancing. Through my husband's research post at the University of Leicester, I have developed an interest in online teaching. I lead on a national project funded by the British Association of Dermatologists: The development of a dermatology iPhone application for medical students.

Contact information

Telephone 0116 265 3685
Private secretary Mrs Claire Rossa
Private secretary telephone 0116 265 3632
Private secretary email claire.rossa@spirehealthcare.com