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David Nott talk

Grove Park Surgery is very excited to welcome back an old friend of the Surgery, David Nott OBE, Consultant Surgeon, to give a talk about his experiences in war and natural disaster situations. The talk will take place on Wednesday 11 October 2017 at 7.30pm at St. Michael's Church Hall, Elmwood Road.
Some of you will remember him coming to talk to us many years ago when he had just started working with Médecins Sans Frontières and the Red Cross. He will also speak about his Foundation which provides surgeons and medical professionals with the skills they need to provide relief and assistance around the world.
David is a man of many gifts. He has been a Consultant Surgeon at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital for 23 years, where he specialises in general surgery. He also performs vascular and trauma surgery at St Mary’s Hospital and cancer surgery at the Royal Marsden Hospital.
But the work for which he is most celebrated is humanitarian; he is the world’s pre-eminent and most experienced Conflict Surgeon. 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. The conditions in which he works are invariably primitive and perilous and he often operates in terror for his own life.
To obtain an insight into David, you might wish to listen to him being interviewed by Kirsty Young on ‘Desert Island Discs’. The link to this programme is
All are welcome to this wonderful opportunity to hear David tell some amazing stories, including his experiences while operating in Aleppo and working under the threatening gaze of ISIS terrorists.
Details of his foundation can be found at
This promises to be a fascinating evening and we look forward to seeing you there. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WILL NOT BE HELD AT THE SURGERY BUT AT ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCH HALL, ELMWOOD ROAD, FULL ADDRESS AS ABOVE.
If you are planning to come along, could you please let Mandy Green know on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. It would be useful to have some idea of numbers attending. Many thanks.