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

Inside Halton: Doctors should not be used as weapons of war: says Nott in Oakville

By Nathan Howes Special to the Beaver As someone who’s been on the front lines in Syria, David Nott knows too well the dangers and urgency of calls for action. A United Kingdom trauma surgeon, Nott shared his personal experiences and briefed doctors, health-care professionals and community members on the current Syrian crisis Saturday (June 4) … Continue reading Inside Halton: Doctors should not be used as weapons of war: says Nott in Oakville

Express: The word ‘inspirational’ is over used but Dr David Nott embodies it – Jennifer Selway

The word “inspirational” is over-used. But last week’s edition of Desert Island Discs was exactly that. It grabbed my attention, reduced me to tears twice and made me consider changing my life before, you know, it’s too late. Kirsty Young’s castaway was Welsh consultant Dr David Nott, in his late-50s, a qualified pilot and surgeon … Continue reading Express: The word ‘inspirational’ is over used but Dr David Nott embodies it – Jennifer Selway