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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

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 awards

Nurse of the year
Team UHDB’s Katie is named nurse of the year at prestigious British Journal of Nursing Awards

A UHDB nurse has won a prestigious national award for her role in helping to establish our Lymphoedema team as one of the best of its kind in the world.  The Trust was exceptionally proud to s...

Impact+ team
Incredible ImpACT+ team receive national recognition for supporting respiratory patients

A UHDB respiratory service that has provided vital support to patients throughout Covid-19 has received national recognition. ImpACT+ (Improving Adult Respiratory Care Together) has helped patients...

Joe Sim being honoured
UHDB Energy Monitor, Joe Sim, honoured in NHS Parliament Awards

The NHS in the Midlands has today revealed the ten individuals and teams it has chosen as regional champions for the prestigious NHS Parliamentary Awards. We are so proud to announce that Joe Sim, ...

retention team of the year award
Trust's staff retention recognised at national award ceremony

The Trust been recognised for working hard to improve retention after being awarded Retention Team of the Year at a national award ceremony for Nursing....

Respiratory team
Remarkable respiratory colleagues named Team of the Year at national awards

UHDB’s Respiratory Infection team has been crowned the Respiratory Team of the Year at the 2020 British Medical Journal (BMJ) Awards. The team has been recognised for their outstanding work i...

Practice Learning and Support Unit
Trust shortlisted for Student Nursing Times Award

The Practice Learning and Support Unit (PLSU) are delighted to have been shortlisted for the ‘Student Placement of the Year: Hospital’ category for the prestigious Student Nursing Times Aw...

Clinical service achievements

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...

Chette vaccine
20,000th vaccine milestone for UHDB Vaccine Hub

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton has given out its 20,000th coronavirus vaccine dose. The milestone came on Tuesday, 2 February. The Trust has been handing out the vaccine to the most vulne...

Staff accolades

Julia Kirk with her colleagues and CEO Gavin Boyle after being presented with the Patient Hero Award
'Wonderful' midwife Julia awarded with Patient Hero Award

A community midwife whose intervention “potentially saved the life” of a patient who was 35 weeks pregnant has been presented with UHDB’s Monthly Making a Difference Award for May....

Rob Bradley
"We will always remember Rob and his kindness” - Rob Bradley, Patient Hero Award

Charge Nurse, Rob Bradley, has won our March 2021 Patient Hero Award for providing exceptional care to a patient with Autism & Sensory Processing Disorder.  The dedicated nurse who works a...

April 21 Minnie
Derby Nurse praised for going above and beyond to support overseas colleagues

A Royal Derby Hospital Nurse working on our Medical Assessment Unit has been praised by colleagues for the work she does to support the Filipino Overseas Nurses when starting at the Trust. Minnie I...

Ward 15
Grateful grandaughter thanks Ward 15 for their compassionate end of life care

A grateful grandaughter has thanked Ward 15 at Queen’s Hospital Burton for the compassionate end of life care they provided to their grandmother. Bronwen Owens nominated the team after h...

Suzie nurse Making a Difference Awards
Suzie honoured with award for showing tremendous compassion to ICU patient and his family

A Royal Derby Hospital nurse has been labelled “a credit to the Intensive Care Unit” for the support she’s shown to a patient and his family since being redeployed back “home&r...

Ravi Gandhewar
Hero UHDB Consultant helps save his patient’s eyesight – not once but twice!

A patient who needed separate operations on both of her eyes in the space of three months has thanked the “amazing” Royal Derby Hospital Consultant who helped save her sight. Mr Ravi Ga...