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War Doctor: David Nott in conversation with Adam Kay

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Waterstones are delighted to welcome renowned War Doctor, David Nott and bestselling author Adam Kay to the French Protestant Church to celebrate the publication of War Doctor,David’s memoir. 

David Nott is a Welsh consultant surgeon renowned for his humanitarian work in disaster and war zones. His book, War Doctor, describes his experiences of carrying out life-saving operations and field surgery in some of the most dangerous places on earth, whilst also working full-time at three NHS hospitals in London.  David has worked in some of the world’s most intractable conflict zones including Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria and areas struck by natural disasters including Haiti and Nepal.  Sharing his expertise with other doctors whilst also saving lives in the operating theatre, David has earned recognition as the most experienced austere environment surgeon in the world.

The David Nott Foundation was set up in 2015 to improve the standard and practice of humanitarian surgery around the world.  Established by David and his wife, Elly, the Foundation spreads the knowledge gained by David throughout his career, training other doctors who work in similar life-threatening scenarios. 

David will be in conversation with Adam Kay, bestselling author of This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor which is an account of Adam’s time working as a junior doctor for the NHS. Filled with many tales from the most upsetting to extremely humorous, this essential insight into Britain’s healthcare system has won a myriad of awards including  Book of the Year at the National Book Awards and Books Are My Bag Reader’s Choice as well as being selected as Waterstones Book of the Month in 2018.

Please join David and Adam for what promises to be an evening filled with detailed insights and reflections on varying experiences of working in the medical sector.

Earlier Event: February 20
An Evening with Stacey Halls.