The David Nott Foundation office is now closed due to COVID-19 restrictions and our staff are working remotely. Some of our forthcoming surgical training courses have had to be postponed and we continue to support surgeons working in austere environments, globally, using safer alternative means. The best way to contact us is via email on [email protected]


  • March with Medics Under Fire

    On Saturday, 7 May, 2016, Dr David Nott will be one of the speakers at a march organised by a collection of medical charities to protest against the targeting of hospitals and healthcare workers in war zones. If you were horrified by the attacks on hospitals last week in Aleppo, which...

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    The first David Nott Foundation Hostile Environment Surgical Training (HEST) course concluded in Gaziantep, Turkey on 17 April, 2016.  The HEST course is a satellite of the Surgical Training for the Austere Environment (STAE) course which David directs at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.  The HEST course has a...

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  • When Abdel Malek was brought into the emergency room in Aleppo in September 2014, his lower left leg was so badly damaged by fragments from a barrel bomb attack that the Syrian doctors thought they would have to amputate the little boy’s foot. The doctors that remain in Aleppo...

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