Sharing surgical best practice with healthcare workers around the world

UK Courses

Focusing on those working in resource-poor or conflict-afflicted regions, we bring doctors from around the world to the Royal College of Surgeons, here in the UK, to attend our specialist training course. Led by David Nott himself, the Surgical Training for Austere Environments (STAE) course focuses on trauma injuries and post-disaster procedures.

Doctors are selected for their commitment to humanitarian surgery and the Foundation pays for all course fees, travel, visa, accommodation and sustenance costs.

“I established the David Nott Foundation to provide surgeons and medics with the skills they need to provide relief in conflict and natural disaster zones around the world. As well as providing the best medical care, it is my hope that David Nott Foundation surgeons will train local healthcare professionals and improve the healthcare of all in the local community.”

– David Nott

Overseas Courses

For those unable to come to the UK, we take our teaching to them, travelling several times a year to conflict and disaster zones worldwide. A dedicated team of highly experienced doctors tailor our Hostile Environment Surgical Training (HEST) course to meet the most pressing needs of medical professionals working at the frontline of emergency trauma surgery.

We’ve held courses all over the world, in countries such as Syria, Gaziantep, Turkey, Yemen, Palestine, Iraq, Libya and Lebanon.


Glimpses of our Training