Mr Neil Donnelly

BSc (1st Hons), MBBS, MSc (Dist Hons), FRCS (ORL-HNS)

  • Specialities ENT (Otolaryngology)
  • Telephone 01223 370 922
  • Year of first qualification 1997
  • Email
  • GMC Number 4411248
  • Fax 01223 281 310


Mr Donnelly's undergraduate and postgraduate training took place in London. He gained wide experience in ENT working in a number of major teaching hospitals including Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals, Great Ormond Street and the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery. He has been awarded three prestigious Fellowships - one in Sydney Australia and two in Cambridge. These have provided super specialist training in Skull Base Surgery, Otology, Hearing Implantation Surgery and Ménière’s disease.

During his higher surgical training he also undertook a Masters degree in Audiovestibular Medicine at University College London. His passion for hearing and balance disorders stems from the insight he gained into these fascinating and often challenging conditions.

As a Consultant at Addenbrooke’s Hospital he is a member of a team delivering high quality care in Skull Base Surgery, Otology and Hearing Implantation. He has been involved in establishing a weekly multidisciplinary balance clinic and the development of an endoscopic anterior and central skull base surgery service.


  • Weekly Friday 14:00 - 19:00


Current posts

  • Consultant ENT Surgeon, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Other interests

  • Hearing loss
  • Balance disorders
  • Ear disease
  • Tinnitus

Personal interests

Mr Donnelly is married and has two young children. A majority of his spare time is spent enjoying the company of his family. He periodically participates in Triathlons. He is an enthusiastic cyclist and in 2010 cycled from London to Paris in support of Action Medical Research.

Member of

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Association of Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery
  • British Skull Base Society
  • British Cochlear Implant Group
  • British Society of Otology
  • British Society of Neuro-Otology


Mr Donnelly conducted formal postgraduate research, producing a thesis on the effect of cochlear implantation on middle ear mechanics.

He is actively involved in numerous of ongoing research in the fields of acoustic neuromas, Menniere’s disease, cholesteatoma surgery and hearing implantation outcomes. He has published book chapters and over 20 peer reviewed papers.


Mr Neil Donnelly works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • HealthFund
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA

Mr Neil Donnelly does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Neil Donnelly does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Neil Donnelly does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.