Dr Penny Salt

Dr Penny SaltTel: 020 3447 7876
Fax: 020 3447 9064
Email: p.salt@nhs.net

University College Hospital

Children and young people's allergy service, Children and young people's general services, Children and young people's services

Professional background

Penny Salt is a general paediatrician and is the paediatric allergy lead. She is also the paediatric high dependency lead and is an APLS instructor. She has been a consultant since 2006.

She graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) and completed her paediatric training in London. She has a diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene from the London School of Tropical Medicine and did vaccine research at Oxford University.
She works part-time, Monday morning and Wednesday to Friday whole day. She has general clinic on a Wednesday mornings, allergy clinic on Thursday mornings and alternate Friday mornings and rapid-access clinic on alternate Friday mornings.

Research interests

  • Paediatric allergy
  • Paediatric high-dependancy
  • Immunisations


Flatt A, Grant PR, Hudson LD, Salt P, Down J, Singer M, Kidd IM. Co-amplified Quantitative Real-time PCR: an Objective Comparison of H1N1 Viral Load between Patients with Mild, Moderate and Severe Disease.

Hudson L, Tickner N, Salt P. Letters: Which antibiotic first in meningococcal disease? A national survey Arch Dis Child doi:10.1136/adc.2009.180398

Salt PM, Banner C, Oh S, Yu L, Griffiths DT, Lewis S, Pan D, Ferry BL, Pollard AJ. Social mixing with children enhances the antibody response to a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in 1 year old infants. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2007 May;14(5):593-9

M.D. Snape, P. Salt, S. Green, C. Snowden, D.F. Kelly, L. Diggle, A. Borkowski, L. Yu, E.R. Moxon, A.J. Pollard. Serogroup C meningococcal glycoconjugate vaccine in teenagers: persistence of serological protection and kinetics of the immune response to a booster vaccine more than 3 years after immunization. A randomised controlled trial. Clin Infect Dis. 2006 Dec 1;43(11):1387-94

Elizabeth A. Clutterbuck, Penny Salt, Sarah Oh, Arnaud Marchant, Peter Beverley, Andrew J. Pollard. The kinetics and phenotype of the human B cell response following immunisation with a heptavalent pneumococcal-CRM197 conjugate vaccine. Immunology Nov 2006; 119, 3: 328-337.

Collins CL, Salt P, McCarthy N et al. Immunogenicity and safety of a low-dose diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis combination vaccine with either inactivated or oral polio vaccine as a pre-school booster in UK children. Vaccine 2004; 22:4262-9.

GMC/GDC number: 4243829