Dr Ingrid Helbling
MD, CCT (Dermatology)
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.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Ingrid Helbling at Spire include:
Dr Helbling sees adults and children and treats general dermatological conditions, skin cancer, inflammatory skin disease and also performs dermatological surgery.
Spire Leicester Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
Consultant Dermatologist, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Dermatology Undergraduate Education Lead, University of Leicester
Honorary Teaching Associate, Cardiff School of Medicine
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.