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Mr Nott received the honour for his work helping people in war-torn and other regions. Mr Nott worked as a trauma surgeon in Iraq and Afghanistan during two military campaigns. In addition, for the past 18 years, Mr Nott has worked with Médecins Sans Frontières and the International Committee of the Red Cross, spending a few months each year helping injured people in regions including the Ivory Coast, Chad, Darfur, Congo, Yemen, Haiti, Libya and Pakistan.
“It is such an honour to receive an OBE for something that I am passionate about. Going to Buckingham Palace and being handed the Order is going to be an amazing experience and I am still in a daze,” says Mr Nott.
“I am especially proud that I have helped teach local surgeons and staff in war regions, so that they can offer an improved standard of care in times of conflict and catastrophe,” he says.
In addition to his Air Force career and charity work, Mr Nott is a world-leading laparoscopic (key hole) and vascular surgeon. He has been a Consultant at King Edward VII’s Hospital for 14 years and says that the hospital’s strong military tradition and policy of supporting the armed forces makes him particularly proud to consult there.
John Lofthouse, Chief Executive at King Edward VII’s Hospital, says “All staff and Consultants are tremendously proud of Mr Nott’s achievements. He is a very deserving recipient of this great honour.”