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Achievements and accolades

Here at UHDB, our teams work hard to put our vision, values and behaviours at the very heart of everything that we do. 

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We are very proud of our teams' and colleagues' achievements, and we have an established track record for delivering exceptional care together across our wide range of health care specialities. You can find out more about our recent achievements and accolades below.

Presidents of their profession

Superintendent Radiographer, Dave Pilborough
Dave to become second UHDB President of Society of Radiographers

A Radiographer has been named as the new Vice President for the Society of Radiographers (SOR), and will go on to become UHDB’s second President of the organisation....

Alison Cropper, Consultant Biomedical Scientist
Consultant becomes first female non-medical president of cytology association

A UHDB consultant has become the first female non-medical President of the British Association for Cytopathology (BAC)....

Miss Mary O'Brien, Consultant Plastic and Hand Surgeon
Consultant becomes first female president of plastic surgeon association

A UHDB surgeon has been named as the President of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), becoming the first female President of the Association in its 41 year history. BAAPS is...

Adam Gordon
Professor Gordon wins record-breaking BGS presidential vote

A UHDB Consultant has been elected as the President Elect of the British Geriatrics Society (BGS) after winning a record-breaking number of votes. Professor Adam Gordon, an Honorary Consultant Geriatr...

picture of Gill in her uniform
Consultant named as only second ever female president of surgical association

A consultant at UHDB has been named as President of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI), becoming only the second woman to hold the role in the organisation’s 100 ye...

Tanuja Shah
Consultant Anaesthetist, Tanuja Shah, becomes President of the Age Anaesthesia Association

Formed in 1990, the Age Anaesthesia Association is a collaboration of health professionals from anaesthetic, surgical and medical backgrounds, with the shared mission of attaining age-equal acc...

National achievements

ISS team photo at awards
ISS Portering Team win Team of the Year award at IWFM awards

The ISS Portering Team at Royal Derby Hospital were awarded with the Team of the Year award at last night’s national IWFM Impact awards for providing an exceptional service....

UHDB Wellbeing Team
Wellbeing Team announced as winners of Best Wellbeing and Staff Experience Engagement Initiative

We are pleased to announce that our UHDB Wellbeing Team were announced as the winner for Best Wellbeing and Staff Experience Engagement Initiative at the Nursing Times Workforce and Summit Awards....

Staff and Royal Derby Hospital and Queen's Hospital Burton being presented with the Myeloma UK CSEP plaque
Derby and Burton Haematology teams scoop national recognition for care of cancer patients

Teams at Queen’s Hospital Burton and Royal Derby Hospital have this week been presented with awards for their unflagging dedication and care to cancer patients....

Meera Makwana wins two awards at BOC
Senior orthodontic registrar receives not one but two BOC Awards

A senior orthodontic registrar has been presented with two awards at the British Orthodontic Conference for the MOrth Cases prize and Research Protocol award....

Helen Forrest and Gill Ogden with CNO badges after receiving award
Outstanding UHDB leaders in nursing presented the CNO Silver Award

We are delighted to share the news that two of UHDB’s outstanding leaders, Helen Forrest, Infection Control Lead Nurse, and Gill Ogden, Director of Nursing, have today been awarded the CNO Silve...

Cathy Winfield Photo
Executive Chief Nurse gains national role

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton’s Executive Chief Nurse has been appointed to a prestigious role at NHS England. Cathy Winfield MBE will spend one day a week on secondment as one of thr...

Clinical service achievements

The team at Queen's Hospital Burton's ICU after the unit reopened following refurbishment works
'Pod B' in Burton's Intensive Care Unit reopens following £5m improvement works

A newly refurbished area of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Queen’s Hospital Burton has now opened as is caring for acutely unwell patients following £5 million of improvement works....

UK first for Bariatric team
UK first for Bariatric team

Surgeons at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton are the first in the UK to use a new image system during bariatric surgery. The team are using Indocyanine green fluorescence (ICG) technology to p...

Radiotherapy team
Cancer patients to benefit from ground-breaking advancements in radiotherapy treatment

A new life-saving form of radiotherapy treatment is now being offered for the very first time at UHDB to patients with lung cancer. UHDB is now able to offer Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR) ...

Endoscopy team at QHB
QHB Endoscopy's JAG accreditation shows that highest standards are being met across Team UHDB

Queen’s Hospital Burton’s Endoscopy service has been awarded a prestigious national accreditation. Joint Advisory Group (JAG) accreditation is only awarded to the top performing endoscopy ...

Parkinson's team awarded
Parkinson's service awarded Centre of Excellence designation for second time

The Parkinson’s Service at UHDB has been recognised internationally as providing ‘outstanding’ care by becoming one of 47 in the world to be designated as a Parkinson’s Foundat...

QHB Ultrasound
Eight New Ultrasound scanners unveiled at Queen’s Hospital Burton

Eight brand new state-of-the art ultrasound scanners have been unveiled at Queen’s Hospital Burton as part of a £600,000 investment by University Hospitals of Derby and Burton. Lauren G...

Staff accolades

Cathy Winfield presenting David Simpson from Pathology team with trophy and certificate
Pathology team presented with Exceptional Care Together award

UHDB’s Pathology team have been presented with the Exceptional Care Together, Annual Making a Difference Award for responding efficiently to the challenges of the pandemic....

Jamelah Arcenia (right) with Chief Nurse Cathy Winfield (left)
Jamelah presented with Patient Hero Award after becoming 'elder sister' to patient

A nurse on Royal Derby Hospital’s Ward 305 has received July’s Patient Hero Award for becoming “elder sister” to a teenage patient who spent more than 50 days in hospital....

Gynaecology Assessment Unit team being presented with June's Patient Hero Award
'Incredible' Gynaecology Assessment Unit receive Patient Hero Award

The Gynaecology Assessment Unit at Royal Derby Hospital have been recognised for the support they offered to a patient suffering with acute morning sickness by being presented with June’s Patien...

Fracture Clinic team
Fantastic Fracture Clinic colleagues claim CEO Award for monumental contribution throughout Covid-19

Queen’s Hospital Burton’s Fracture Clinic team have been lauded for the “creativity and ingenuity” they’ve shown to enable them to continue to be there for our communitie...

Piyush Patel
Award winning audiologist Piyush praised for his commitment to improving patient’s quality of life

A patient who has struggled with hearing loss for a number of years has singled out a Royal Derby Hospital audiologist for praise after he helped improve their quality of life. Piyush Patel has been n...

patient hero award given to Grace by Cathy
Anaesthetist awarded for providing exceptional care to patient at RDH

Paediatric Anaesthetist, Dr Grace Monnery, has won the Patient Hero Award for providing exceptional care to a young patient needing his appendix removed....