Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

The ENT Department offers a wide range of ear, nose and throat services and provides specialist expertise on a wide range of conditions, including balance issues, hearing loss and tinnitus and tonsillitis.


There are a wide range of ear, nose and throat conditions, and our doctors and nurses treat a variety of illnesses. These include:

  • Ear problems such as glue ear, chronic infections, and ear injuries
  • Adult rhinosinusitis and paediatric rhinitis
  • Tonsillitis
  • Nasal injuries, including epistaxis
  • Nasal polyposis and nasal obstruction
  • Dysphonia (hoarseness)
  • Dysphagia (swallowing problems)
  • Hearing loss and tinnitus
  • Head and neck lumps (including thyroid and parathyroid swellings)
  • Dizziness

We provide a range of facilities to the Harrogate district and surrounding areas. We offer services and clinics at Harrogate District Hospital and at York Hospital, such as:

  • General ENT clinics, including outreach clinics in Leeds and Ripon;
  • Specialist head and neck cancer clinics;
  • Primary care clinics;
  • Nurse-led microsuction service;
  • Specialist voice clinics.

To ensure the best care for our patients, we work with a variety of different teams. We liaise with audiology departments in both Harrogate and York, and work closely with the speech and language therapists in Harrogate. Other associated teams and services include the specialist balance clinics in York, the Specialist Head and Neck Cancer Service based in both York and Leeds, and the Macmillan Head and Neck Specialist in York.


The ENT Department at Harrogate District Hospital is based in the main Outpatients Department.


Referral to the ENT Department is via a GP. GPs can use the Choose and Book system to make an appointment.

Key staff

Consultant Surgeon and Lead Clinician: Mr Andreas Nicolaides (based in York)

Consultant Surgeons: Mr PG Reilly, Mr AT Mace, and Mr F Agada (based in York)

Clinical Assistant to Mr Nicolaides: Dr M Howson

Associate Specialist: Mr M Hammed

Locum Registrar: Miss C Dava

Sister, ENT Outpatients: Annemarie Perry

Staff Nurse, ENT Outpatients: Anne Scott

Secretaries: Karen Lister, Angela Black and Anne Walmsley

Useful links

The ENT UK website provides patient information and leaflets on a range of ear, nose and throat conditions.