Mr Neil Donnelly


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

GMC number: 4411248

Practising since: 1997


ENT (Otolaryngology)

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  • Weekly Friday 14:00 - 19:00
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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.

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.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Neil Donnelly at Nuffield Health

  • Polypectomy
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Adult audiology hearing aid provision
  • Mastoid surgery
  • Microsuction earwax removal
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Grommet insertion
  • Middle ear surgery
  • Skull base surgery
  • Excision of skin lesion

Locations Mr Neil Donnelly works with

  • 4 Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 8AF

    01223 370 922
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Related experience


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.


  • 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

Other posts held

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

Insurers Mr Neil Donnelly works with

Mr Neil Donnelly works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • 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.