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Alexia Epitropou
Alexia Epitropou
Alexia Epitropou, healthcare assistant, shares how she went from being a business and first-class host in the cabin of an international airline to helping save patients' lives.
Professor Andy Bush
Dr Andrew Bush
Professor Andy Bush, consultant paediatric chest physician, talks in a special blog for World Asthma Day, an annual campaign to improve asthma awareness and care around the world.
Dr Isabel Skypala
Dr Isabel Skypala
The asthma and allergy team at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals has a national and international reputation for excellence, ground-breaking research, and developing asthma and allergy treatments. In a special blog for Allergy Awareness Week, consultant dietitian and clinical lead for food allergy at the hospitals, Dr Isabel Skypala, explains what allergies are, how patients with allergies can be treated and the difference between food allergies and intolerances.
Dr Shelley Rahman Haley
Dr Shelley Rahman Haley
Given how prominent Covid-19 is in the news, it is easy to forget that there are other life-threatening diseases that need to be treated – and that other patients are in danger of running out of time. Consultant cardiologist, Dr Shelley Rahman Haley, explains how teams at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals have been able to continue their vital cardiology and cardiac surgical services during the second wave of Covid-19.
Dr Alanna Hare
Dr Alanna Hare

Dr Alanna Hare is a consultant physician in respiratory and sleep medicine at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals, and runs specialist clinics in sleep disorders (such as insomnia, sleep apnoea and restless legs syndrome), respiratory failure and at home ventilation. She is also secretary of the British Sleep Society.

Dr Nick Hopkinson
Dr Nicholas Hopkinson
World COPD Day is a global campaign to raise awareness of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and recognise the importance of looking after your lungs and living well with the disease. In this blog, honorary respiratory consultant and clinical lead for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at Royal Brompton Hospital, Dr Nicholas Hopkinson, shares what he enjoys most about his job, his tips for better managing COPD, the most significant developments in COPD care, and more.
Dr Shelley Rahman Haley
Dr Shelley Rahman Haley
World Heart Day is a global campaign to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease and the importance of maintaining good heart health. In this blog consultant cardiologist Dr Shelley Rahman Haley shares what she loves about her job, her special interest in echocardiography and heart valve disease, advice for pursuing a career in cardiology, and more.
International Women's Day
RBHT staff
We spoke with women working across our hospital sites about what International Women's Day means to them.
Photo of Melissa Sanchez
M.Sanchez
By Dr Melissa Sanchez, clinical psychologist
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Joy Godden
By Joy Godden, director of nursing and clinical governance