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Neil Donnelly is a Consultant ENT surgeon at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He completed his Undergraduate and Postgraduate training in London. He has 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 that have provided specialist training in Skull Base Surgery, Otology, Hearing Implantation Surgery and Balance Disorders. His interest in hearing and balance disorders is augmented by a Masters degree in Audiovestibular Medicine from University College London.
As a Consultant at Cambridge University Hospitals he is a member of a team dedicated to delivering the highest quality care in Skull Base Surgery, Otology and Hearing Implantation. His areas of responsibility include being Clinical Lead of the Department of Otolaryngology, and the development of an endoscopic anterior and central skull base surgery service.
Areas of interest
Otology (ears); Adult & Paediatric Cholesteatoma; Otosclerosis; Myringoplasty; Tinnitus; Vertigo; Neurotology; Balance disorders; Meniere's Disease; Skull Base Surgery; Vestibular Schwannoma; Otoneurology; Superior Semicircular Canal dehiscence; BPPV; Hearing aids; Hearing loss; Cochlear implants; Middle ear implants; Bone anchored hearing aids; Rhinology (nasal disorders); Nasal polyps; Chronic Rhinosinusitis; Paediatric ENT; Tonsillectomy; Adenoidectomy; Grommets
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Otoneurological & Skull Base Surgery
Cambridge University Hospitals
I am actively involved in research team and have a particular interest in the fields of acoustic neuromas, Ménière's disease, cholesteatoma surgery and hearing implantation outcomes. I am a Member of Council of the British Skull Base Society and am Treasurer and a Board Member of the Politzer Society. I have published over 10 book chapters and greater than 30 peer reviewed papers.
Graham Fraser Memorial Foundation Fellow to Professor W Gibson, January 2008
Distinction awarded for MSc in Audiovestibular Medicine, November 2007
First Class Honours obtained for BSc in Biological and Clinical Sciences, June 1996
Exmoor Plastics Prize: Best paper Royal Society of Medicine, Otology Section. Mar 2006
Dudley Prize: Best Clinical Sciences BSc Student. University of London, June 1996
Clinical Sciences BSc Project Prize. University of London, June 1996
Publications past 3 years
MRI without magnet removal in neurofibromatosis type 2 patients with cochlear and auditory brainstem implants.
Walton J, Donnelly NP, Tam YC, Joubert I, Durie-Gair J, Jackson C, Mannion RA, Tysome JR, Axon PR, Scoffings DJ.
Otol Neurotol. 2014 Jun;35(5):821-5
Squamous cell carcinoma of the temporal bone: clinical outcomes from radical surgery and postoperative radiotherapy.
Masterson L, Rouhani M, Donnelly NP, Tysome JR, Patel P, Jefferies SJ, Roques T, Scrase C, Mannion R, Macfarlane R, Hardy D, Durrani A, Price R, Marker A, Axon P, Moffat DA.
Otol Neurotol. 2014 Mar;35(3):501-8
English consensus protocol evaluating candidacy for auditory brainstem and cochlear implantation in neurofibromatosis type 2.
Tysome JR, Axon PR, Donnelly NP, Evans DG, Ferner RE, O'Connor AF, Freeman SR, Gleeson M, Halliday D, Harris F, Jiang D, Kerr R, King A, Knight RD, Lloyd SK, Macfarlane R, Mannion R, Mawman D, O'Driscoll M, Parry A, Ramsden J, Ramsden R, Rutherford SA, Saeed SR, Thomas N, Vanat ZH.
Otol Neurotol. 2013 Dec;34(9):1743-7
Cochlear implants to treat deafness caused by vestibular schwannomas.
Mukherjee P, Ramsden JD, Donnelly N, Axon P, Saeed S, Fagan P, Irving RM.
Otol Neurotol. 2013 Sep;34(7):1291-8
Bilateral cochlear implantation in Friedreich's ataxia: a case study.
Frewin B, Chung M, Donnelly N.
Cochlear Implants Int. 2013 Nov;14(5):287-90
Outcome of translabyrinthine surgery for vestibular schwannoma in neurofibromatosis type 2.
Moffat DA, Lloyd SK, Macfarlane R, Mannion R, King A, Rutherford S, Axon PR, Donnelly N, Freeman S, Tysome JR, Evans DG, Ramsden RT.
Br J Neurosurg. 2013 Mar 8. [Epub ahead of print]
Cerebrospinal fluid otorrhoea following grommet insertion: management using a multi-layered graft technique and an important lesson revisited.
Patil S, Trinidade A, Yung M, Donnelly N.
J Laryngol Otol. 2013 Jan;127(1):70-2.
Surgical management of vestibular schwannomas and hearing rehabilitation in neurofibromatosis type 2.
Tysome JR, Macfarlane R, Durie-Gair J, Donnelly N, Mannion R, Knight R, Harris F, Vanat ZH, Tam YC, Burton K, Hensiek A, Raymond FL, Moffat DA, Axon PR.
Otol Neurotol. 2012 Apr;33(3):466-72
Cochlear implant failures: lessons learned from a UK centre.
Masterson L, Kumar S, Kong JH, Briggs J, Donnelly N, Axon PR, Gray RF.
J Laryngol Otol. 2012 Jan;126(1):15-21.
- MBBS University of London 1997
- BSc (1st Home) University of London 1996
- MRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 2000
- MSc (Dist Hons) University of London 2005
- FRCS ORL-HNS Royal College of Surgeons of England 2007
Reference number 4411248
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Treasurer Politzer Society 2015
- Council Member British Skull Base Society 2014
- Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital, CB2 8AF
- 14:00 - 18:00
- 01223 853745
- Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital 30 New Road...
- 08:00 - 12:30
- 01223 266900
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Aural toilet (including microsuction and/or suction of exteriorised mastoid cavity) including bilateral - (5-50)
Endoscopic laryngo-pharyngoscopy as sole outpatient procedure +/- stroboscopy - (5-50)
Diagnostic nasolaryngopharyngoscopy +/- biopsy as sole procedure - (1-5)
Myringotomy and insertion of tube through tympanic membrane (and bilateral) - (1-5)
Suction clearance of middle ear (as sole procedure) - (1-5)
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