General Information

What is NATTINA?

The NATTINA study intends to compare the effectiveness and efficiency of tonsillectomy versus nonsurgical management for adults suffering from recurrent tonsillitis.

During the study we will be following patient up over a two year period to better understand patients suffering from sore throats and the risks and benefits associated with tonsillectomy. Our aim is to improve the current guidelines on tonsillectomy and sore throat referrals.

The research is led by Newcastle University and funded by the NIHR HTA.

NATTINA closed to recruitment of new patients on 30th April 2018.


The study is taking place in Hospitals across the UK:

Aberdeen, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Ayrshire and Arran, University Hospital Crosshouse

Birmingham, Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Blackburn, Royal Blackburn Hospital

Boston, Pilgrim Hospital

Bradford, Bradford Royal Infirmary

Camberley, Frimley Park Hospital

Carlisle, Cumberland Infirmary

Dorset, Dorset County Hospital

Dundee, Ninewells Hospital

Glasgow, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Great Yarmouth, James Paget University Hospital

London, Guy’s Hospital

Middleborough, James Cook Hospital

Newcastle upon Tyne, Freeman Hospital

Newport, Royal Gwent Hospital

Nottingham, Queens Medical Centre

Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital

Plymouth, Derriford Hospital

Salisbury, Salisbury District Hospital

Sheffield, Royal Hallamshire Hospital

Stevenage, Lister Hospital

Sunderland, Sunderland Royal Infirmary

West Suffolk, West Suffolk Hospital

Wigan, Royal Albert Hospital

Worcester, Worcester Royal Hospital