“Seeing Syria again, despite its sadness, there’s still a sense of pride”

Dr Ammar Darwish has been part of the Foundation’s family for over a decade. Ammar volunteered as a trauma surgeon in Aleppo when Syria, his home…

Join our team as Programmes Manager

Job title: Programmes Manager Summary: This role will be responsible for the planning and execution of overseas and UK-delivered Hostile Environment…

FDNF Conference 2023 brings future war doctors together

We brought 54 medical students from Universities across the UK together for our first in-person Friends of David Nott Foundation (FDNF) Society…

“The need in Syria is astonishing”

We’ve just returned from northwest Syria after training 23 local doctors to surgically treat complex wounds caused by the earthquake that shattered…

Leaving a lasting legacy with 14 Yemeni surgeons

Dr Shabnam Parkar is a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at St George’s Hospital in Tooting. After many years treating children in the UK and providing…

Training Syrian doctors treating earthquake victims

We are joining forces with Action for Humanity (AfH) to train Syrian doctors in the surgical skills needed to treat and rehabilitate those injured in…

“As soon as Russia invaded, we started seeing the wounded”

After troops crossed Ukraine’s borders in March 2022, Igor Belkin, a surgeon from Zaporizhzhia, watched our translated war surgery videos in a bid to…

The Rt Hon. The Baroness Boothroyd OM, our beloved Patron

Baroness Boothroyd, David Nott and Elly Nott at the launch of the David Nott Foundation, 24 February 2016. It was with great sadness that we learnt…

Joining forces with WHO to train 30 Moldovan surgeons

At the invitation of the World Health Organisation (WHO), we were honoured to train 30 surgeons during our first Hostile Environment Surgical…

Earthquake causes widespread devastation in Turkey and Syria

We are appalled by the devastating earthquake which struck northwest Syria and southern Turkey. It is apparent that there has been destruction on an…

Upskilling doctors in Malaysia during Tripartite Conference

In December, we were delighted to be invited by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) to attend the AFSM Tripartite Conference 2022 in…

Expanding our global network of surgical trainers

Last month, we were delighted to hold our annual Train the Trainers course, giving 29 doctors from around the world the skills they need to become…