Nott is a remarkable consultant surgeon who regularly leaves his day job at three London NHS hospitals to provide emergency surgical treatment in war zones. It bgan when he was moved by the siege of Sarajevo in the 1990s, and he has since treated victims of conflict in places...
Delivering the best surgical training to those who need it most
Founded and led by renowned British surgeon David Nott, the Foundation benefits from his passion for advancing the best in surgical research, practice and teaching as well as his commitment to helping vulnerable people in some of the most dangerous and disadvantaged places in the world.
For the past twenty years, David has practised surgery in Bosnia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Liberia, Chad, Ivory Coast, Libya, Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Haiti.
Often operating with the constraints of minimal equipment and basic facilities, David wants to pass on his experience of providing practical training in acute trauma surgery, general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, obstetrics, gynaecology and paediatric surgery directly to local medical, paramedical and nursing staff working in austere environments around the world.
Working with a network of contacts to identify where needs are most acute, David Nott Foundation medics will be deployed in-country not just to treat patients but crucially to pass on the knowledge and techniques learnt with the Foundation.
This ongoing commitment to identifying and training local healthcare professional through both practical and online education will develop the surgical skills of these individuals so they can ultimately train their colleagues.
January 1, 2017 / In the Media
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...
December 29, 2016 / Press
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...