The Mail on Sunday: My secret mission to save Aleppo’s babies of the blitz

David Nott writes for The Mail on Sunday Of all the wounded children of Aleppo who passed before me, the memory of one has lodged in my mind like no other. Madam. I spent the week before Christmas in a field hospital in Syria operating on many tiny souls see-sawing between life and death, their bodies held … Continue reading The Mail on Sunday: My secret mission to save Aleppo’s babies of the blitz

The Telegraph: ‘They looked like they were coming out of a concentration camp’

By Raf Sanchez, Middle East Correspondent  For fifteen hours a day, the flow of wounded men, women and children from the remains of Syria’s largest city did not stop. Aleppo residents – evacuated to the safety of the countryside after a six-month siege – came with bones jutting through their skin, limbs succumbing to gangrene and shrapnel still buried … Continue reading The Telegraph: ‘They looked like they were coming out of a concentration camp’

Elly & David Nott featured in Foreign Policy’s Global Thinkers 2016 list

Since the Syrian civil war erupted, the Assad regime has killed almost 700 medical personnel—and thousands more have fled. In Syria, “health care is seen as a weapon,” Welsh surgeon David Nott told the Independent. “You take out one doctor, you take out 10,000 people he or she can no longer care for.” Over the past … Continue reading Elly & David Nott featured in Foreign Policy’s Global Thinkers 2016 list

The Observer: In Aleppo’s destroyed hospitals the dead lie with the living

David writes for The Observer I don’t think that in all my years of doing this I’ve ever seen such dreadful pictures of injuries, of people lying on the floor of an emergency room, the dead mixed with the living. One colleague, who I speak to all the time, was in despair, sending me all … Continue reading The Observer: In Aleppo’s destroyed hospitals the dead lie with the living

Skype Blog: The first ever known surgery over Skype with Dr. David Nott

Skype was developed in 2003 to help people stay together, no matter where in the world they happen to be. Since launch, we’ve discovered many weird, wonderful and original ways that people use video calling. From pet sitting to interior design. From working out to personal stylist advice—people really do use Skype in the most creative … Continue reading Skype Blog: The first ever known surgery over Skype with Dr. David Nott

Philanthropy Age: ‘You carry on because you’re saving somebody else’s life’

British surgeon David Nott has spent two decades operating on thousands of people in war zones, making life and death decisions under fire. Now he hopes to pass his hard-earned skills on to a small army of frontline volunteers There’s a simple reason why I keep going back: I feel sorry for those who are … Continue reading Philanthropy Age: ‘You carry on because you’re saving somebody else’s life’

David Nott receives Special Recognition at Pride of Britain Awards 2016

Every year for the past 23 years, David has taken several months’ unpaid leave from his NHS job in London to work as a volunteer for aid agencies including Médecins Sans Frontières, the Red Cross and Syria Relief. The world’s most experienced conflict surgeon has operated with makeshift instruments, by torchlight and in constant fear … Continue reading David Nott receives Special Recognition at Pride of Britain Awards 2016

Press Release: The Rt. Hon. the Baroness D’Souza CMG to be Chairman of the Trustees of The David Nott Foundation

London, 10 October 2016: The David Nott Foundation is honoured to announce that The Rt. Hon. the Baroness D’Souza CMG has agreed to become Chairman of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Baroness D’Souza said: ‘The anguish we all feel about the plight of those caught in war zones is in part eased by knowing that the … Continue reading Press Release: The Rt. Hon. the Baroness D’Souza CMG to be Chairman of the Trustees of The David Nott Foundation

The Mail on Sunday: The abomination in Aleppo from Russian bomb.

David Nott for The Mail on Sunday The text message from Aleppo flashed up on my phone as I was curled up on the sofa watching animated film The Good Dinosaur with my wife and 14-month-old daughter. It came from a much-loved Syrian friend, a surgeon like me. Written in haste, it read starkly: ‘Massacres … Continue reading The Mail on Sunday: The abomination in Aleppo from Russian bomb.

The Times: Surgeons save Syrian lives by Skype

The messages arrive at all hours of the day and night, the vibration of a mobile phone signalling that another life hangs by a thread in Aleppo. For the renowned British trauma surgeon David Nott and other doctors in London, Seattle, Washington and West Virginia, the Russian-backed onslaught on the city has been a daily … Continue reading The Times: Surgeons save Syrian lives by Skype