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Dr Hilary Longhurst MBBS MA FRCP PhD FRCPath

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Trained at Cambridge University and St Mary’s Hospital Medical School (Imperial College), London, UK. She began specialist training in Internal Medicine but during her PhD at the National Institute for Medical Research, she developed an interest in Immunology.

Hilary is currently Consultant Clinical Immunologist at Barts and the London NHS Trust, offering medical care to patients with immunological conditions. She has a special interest in immune deficiency.

Hilary’s team aims to provide people living with primary immune deficiency one-to-one medical education and direct access to specialist telephone and email advice in order to allow them to regain control of their health and wellbeing.

The Barts and The London clinic offers the option of home therapy training or ward-based immunoglobulin replacement and other complex treatments. It will also liaise with local specialist teams and try to be as flexible as possible in order for patients to fit treatments in with work, leisure and other life plans.  They are keen to be at the forefront of modern medicine and participate in research and development projects where they feel that these have potential for improving understanding, improving care or just generally making life a little easier.

In addition to her clinical work, Hilary is responsible for immunology laboratory services for NE London and The Essex Region of South East England.

In this role she has been active in improving the quality and range of diagnostic tests available for immune deficiencies.


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