BBC Radio 4: ‘Aleppo doctors facing armageddon’

A British volunteer is worried for his colleagues as two hospitals in Aleppo, Syria, were hit during an aerial bombardment and are vulnerable to further attacks. David Nott is a British surgeon and has worked in the hospitals and trained some of the doctors who treat people with the terrible injuries inflicted by these bombs. … Continue reading BBC Radio 4: ‘Aleppo doctors facing armageddon’

BBC Newsnight: The doctors ‘breaking the siege’ in Aleppo via Skype

The battle over Aleppo has been raging for more than five years – with the Syria city under siege for much of this time. The medical and humanitarian situation is desperate. Two years ago, British doctor David Nott got into Aleppo to help train doctors there. Now he’s helping to get round the siege by … Continue reading BBC Newsnight: The doctors ‘breaking the siege’ in Aleppo via Skype

Daily Mail: British surgeon who operates on Aleppo’s wounded children as bombs rain down pleads: in the name of humanity, the West MUST act now

David Nott for The Daily Mail The small boy with a grievous stomach wound was one of hundreds who processed daily through the hospital in Aleppo where I was working as a trauma surgeon. ‘Am I going to die?’ he asked me quietly. Ali was just four years old, and it was the fact that … Continue reading Daily Mail: British surgeon who operates on Aleppo’s wounded children as bombs rain down pleads: in the name of humanity, the West MUST act now

The Guardian: Omran’s picture must be a turning point in Syria’s war

David Nott for The Guardian Ten days ago my phone pinged. It was my plastic surgeon colleague from M1 Hospital in Aleppo asking my advice about a patient with a deep defect in his pelvis. He told me that around 20 patients were being admitted following a suspected chemical weapon attack with chlorine. His emergency … Continue reading The Guardian: Omran’s picture must be a turning point in Syria’s war

Channel 5 News: David Nott – Prognosis for injured Syria boy ‘very good’

War surgeon David Nott, who worked at the hospital where Omran Daqneesh was treated, said: “So he was asleep when all this happened and he was completely bemused and he’s now been taken to one of the hospitals where I worked myself in Aleppo and I know very well… The little boy that was brought … Continue reading Channel 5 News: David Nott – Prognosis for injured Syria boy ‘very good’

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

There’s a simple reason why I keep going back: I feel sorry for those who are caught up in conflict. Everyone needs access to healthcare, and I try to be the person to provide it. I first volunteered in the besieged city of Sarajevo, Bosnia, in 1993 after seeing TV coverage of the conflict. What happened … Continue reading Philanthropy Age: ‘You carry on because you’re saving somebody else’s life’

The New Yorker: The Shadow Doctors

The underground race to spread medical knowledge as the Syrian regime erases it. By Ben Taub On a recent Tuesday evening in London, the surgeon David Nott attended a dinner at Bluebird, an upscale Chelsea restaurant. The room was packed with doctors, renowned specialists who had come for the annual consultants’ dinner of the Chelsea … Continue reading The New Yorker: The Shadow Doctors

The Daily Mail: NHS surgeon who risks his life in deadly zones

Frances Hardy for the Daily Mail War surgeon David Nott had just returned from the front line in Syria when he went for lunch with the Queen. He had been operating in a makeshift hospital in Aleppo, centre of the fiercest and most devastating fighting in the Syrian civil war, as barrel bombs rained down on … Continue reading The Daily Mail: NHS surgeon who risks his life in deadly zones

BBC Radio 4: Desert Island Disc features David Nott

Kirsty Young’s castaway is the surgeon, David Nott. He works across three London hospitals performing general, vascular, trauma & reconstructive surgery. In addition, for the past two decades, he’s spent several weeks every year working in conflict zones around the world for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Born … Continue reading BBC Radio 4: Desert Island Disc features David Nott