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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

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

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...

surgeons being filmed in theatre
Pioneering research into making operating theatres safer during Covid-19 underway

A pioneering research study which aims to make operating theatres safer places during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond is underway at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust (UHD...

The team at Queen's Hospital Burton's Intensive Care Unit
Intensive Care Unit at Queen's Hospital Burton undergoing £5m renovation

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Queen’s Hospital Burton is undergoing £5 million of improvement works which will see the size of the unit expanded and extra isolation rooms installed....

Staff accolades

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...

Mr Tambe with award
Surgeon gives grateful gran a helping hand to make priceless memories

A Derbyshire Gran has thanked the surgeon who made it possible for her to hold her granddaughter for the first time. In 2020, Mandy Taylor suffered a nasty fall which left her in terrible pain and ...

David Rady
Caring and compassionate HCA is thanked for his kind gestures

A Royal Derby Hospital Healthcare Assistant has been recognised for always going above and beyond and providing excellent care and support to patients throughout the pandemic. David Rady was nomina...

Aldarico CEO Award
Emergency Department Nurse praised for standing up to racism

An Emergency Department Worker at Royal Derby Hospital has been recognised for showing the importance of speaking up and showing the world there is no place for racism....

Mr Iftikhar
Patient thanks quick-thinking surgeon for saving her life on his day off

A young woman who underwent emergency surgery at Royal Derby Hospital has thanked the surgeon who saved her life. Jess Wilson from Derby, nominated Consultant Laparoscopic & Upper GI Surgeon, M...