Meet The Team

ENT North Yorkshire is a team of established Ear, Nose and Throat Consultant Surgeons who joined together to offer the highest quality care for children and adults in North Yorkshire, Leeds and the surrounding areas. The surgeons work as a team and hold clinics at York Nuffield Hospital, Harrogate Duchy Hospital and Scarborough Hospital Private Patient Unit.


Andrew Coatesworth

MB ChB FRCS FRCS(ORL-HNS)

Consultant ENT surgeon at York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Mr Coatesworth qualified from The University of Birmingham Medical School in 1988. He then trained in general surgery and then ENT in the West Midlands and Yorkshire, before being appointed as Consultant in York in January 2002. He won the gold medal for the FRCS(ORL-HNS), awarded by The Royal Society of Medicine.

He has a strong interest in research, and has published over 80 papers and has written 3 chapters. This work has been presented regionally, nationally and internationally, and has been awarded 5 prizes. He has collaborates in research with The Departments of Biology, Psychology, Electronics and The Centre for Reviews and Dissemination at The University of York.

He has been a member of council for ENT UK; Chairman of York Research Ethics Committee; Lead Clinician for Research and Development; Research sub Dean HYMS; Associate Medical Director; and Lead Clinician for Head and Neck Oncology.

Contact Details


Email: vmlmedsec@ntlworld.com

Tel: 01904 337176

Alastair Mace

MD FRCS(ORL-HNS)

Ear, Nose & Throat Consultant

Mr Mace is a Consultant ENT Surgeon in York teaching Hospital, and Honorary Consultant ENT Surgeon in Harrogate District Hospital. 

He trained in the West of Scotland, and was awarded a Doctorate in Medicine in 2008 following a two year Gene Therapy Research Fellowship in Head and Neck Cancer. In 2010 he was awarded the Royal Society of Medicine Otology Training Scholarship and became the Otology and Skull Base Surgery Fellow with Prof. Fagan’s team at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney.

He looks after children and adult patients with general ENT conditions. He has a special interest in ear and hearing related pathology in children and adults, including dizziness.  
Mr Mace has a medico-legal practice, with a special interests in Noise Induced Hearing Loss and Personal Injury. 

Contact Details


Email: jane@blackersteel.co.uk

Tel: 07944 539118

Gerard Reilly

Gerard Reilly qualified from Cambridge University in 1984 and has been a Consultant ENT surgeon in York since 1996. He trained in Nottingham, London, Johannesburg and San Francisco.

He is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons and for the European Board of Otolaryngology.

He was Training Programme Director for Ear, Nose and Throat surgeons in Yorkshire for seven years.

He is interested in the whole range of ENT conditions especially diseases of the ear including hearing loss in children.

Contact Details


Email: p.elliott22@virginmedia.com

Tel: 01904 345656

Frank Agada

MBBS, DLO, FRCS Ed (Surg. Gen), FRCS Ed (ORL-HNS)

Head and Neck Surgeon

Mr Agada is currently a Consultant Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon at York Teaching Hospital York and Honorary Consultant to the Harrogate District Hospital. He has practicing privilege at both The Nuffield York and The Duchy Hospital Harrogate to see patients privately.

Mr Agada holds a MBBS degree from Zaria and subsequently completed a higher surgical training between 2004 and 2010 in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery in the Yorkshire deanery.  He then under took a traveling fellowship to John Hopkins, Baltimore USA, and New York Hospitals in Head and Neck surgery.

His practice covers a broad range of ENT conditions, however his current interests includes Head and Neck, Thyroid, Parathyroid, and endoscopic sinus surgery. Mr Agada has over 35 peer review publications and has written chapters in four textbooks.

Contact Details


Email: jennifer.pearson@bmichoice.co.uk

Tel: 07376092131

Seamus Phillips

DMS, MSc, FRCS(ORL-HNS)

Ear, Nose & Throat Consultant

Mr Phillips is a Consultant ENT Surgeon in York Teaching Hospital, and sees NHS patients there and at Scarborough and Bridlington Hospitals. 


He came to medicine after a first degree in engineering. He trained in South London, Kent and Sussex, and spent a year in Sydney in 2010 as the Advanced Rhinology and Skull Base Fellow, learning subspecialist skills in this area. He has also completed a Master’s Degree in Voice Pathology and runs the York Laryngology Service. He has an interest in teaching and training other ENT surgeons, and in clinical management.

He sees patients with general ENT conditions, as well as those with specific nose and voice issues. He has successful experience of using the coblation device for tonsillectomy.

Contact Details


Email: bernadette.jackson@york.nhs.uk

Tel: 01723 368111


Andrew Coatesworth

Alastair Mace

Gerard Reilly

Frank Agada

Seamus Phillips