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. 

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

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Series of UHDB consultants appointed and promoted to Professor roles at University of Nottingham

UHDB and the University of Nottingham are delighted to announce recent honorary appointments and promotions to Professor of a series of colleagues....

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...

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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

Mike Conway has been awarded an MBE
UHDB colleague Mike Conway awarded MBE in King's New Year’s Honours

We are delighted to announce that one of our respected and well-known colleagues is to be recognised in the first King’s New Year’s Honours List. Mike Conway, who is part of our UHDB De...

Dr Fauzia Begum SOM award
UHDB’s Dr Fauzia Begum recognised nationally for pioneering work on long covid support

Dr Fauzia Begum, Occupational Health Physician at UHDB and Clinical Medical Lead for Derbyshire's Post-Covid Services, has been recognised in the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) Occupationa...

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Miss Jyoti Shah awarded MBE in The King's New Year's Honours

A University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust (UHDB) consultant surgeon has been awarded an MBE for Service to Medicine in the King’s New Year’s Honours....

UHDB consultant Emma Wilmot is part of the Flash UK study
UHDB consultant's innovative research to help patients with diabetes

A UHDB consultant who wanted to be able to offer access to a lifechanging device for her patients with type 1 diabetes, has contributed to an innovative research study which has been hugely successful...

The East Midlands Mastalgia Pathway Implementation Team
UHDB clinicians shortlisted for HSJ Award following success of specialist breast pain clinic

Clinicians at UHDB have been shortlisted for a national award for their work to establish community breast pain clinics, aimed at providing better care for patients and reducing unnecessary suspected ...

The UHDB Wellbeing Team
Wellbeing Team shortlisted for two national awards for 'amazing' support offered to colleagues

UHDB’s Wellbeing Team is celebrating after being shortlisted for two Nursing Times Workforce Awards for their incredible work supporting colleagues across Derbyshire and Staffordshire. The ...

Clinical service achievements

Theatre staff at Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital on the first day of cataract surgery.
First patients undergo cataracts procedures at Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital

The first patients have received their cataracts procedure at Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital in Tamworth after the newly established service opened its doors....

Staff operating in the Hybrid Theatre at Royal Derby Hospital
New state-of-the-art Hybrid Theatre at Royal Derby Hospital welcomes first patient

The £2.9 million theatre, which is located next to the General Theatres suite, houses state-of-the-art equipment which allows clinicians to carry out more sophisticated, complex vascular and car...

The stereotactic radiotherapy team
Innovative new life-saving radiotherapy treatment available at UHDB

An innovative new form of radiotherapy that can save the lives of patients with cancer is being rolled out at UHDB, with the Trust being one of only a few centres that can offer this treatment. Ste...

Derbyshire Shared Care Pathology receive RCPath award
Derbyshire Shared Care Pathology receive RCPath Achievement Award

Two UHDB colleagues are among the Derbyshire Shared Care Pathology team that have received a Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) Achievement Award 2022. The awards celebrate excellence in pathol...

Miss Jyoti Shah and Sister Sarah Minns
UHDB clinicians to return to Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium to provide free prostate cancer screening

Two UHDB Urology clinicians are once more offering community prostate cancer screening after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic....

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UHDB Maternity services rated highly in Midlands

Maternity services at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton have been rated in the top five in the Midlands for both antenatal and postnatal care. More than 200 women, half of which were first time...

Staff accolades

Kieran Mansell excellent employee
Kind-hearted Kieran receives #TeamUHDB award for going above and beyond

A compassionate member of the Imaging Team has been presented with our latest Excellent Employee Award for the care and support he provided to a patient at Royal Derby Hospital....

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PAU team awarded for exceptional care that 'leaves patients smiling'

A team that displays exceptional care to both their patients and their staff with their ‘smiling faces’ and reassuring words, has been recognised with a Making a Difference Award. The P...

The Emergency Department team at Royal Derby Hospital
'You deserve a medal': Emergency Department team receive monthly award after glowing patient nomination

The team at Royal Derby Hospital’s Emergency Department have been presented with a Monthly Making a Difference Award after glowing feedback after caring for a patient who had suffered a fall.&nb...

Team who supported refugee nurses shortlisted for award
Team who supported refugee nurses shortlisted for Nursing Times Award

A team who helped support five refugee nurses as they moved from their home in Lebanon to work for UHDB, have been shortlisted for the Best UK Employer of the Year for Nursing Staff Award in this year...

Making A Difference Awards 2022 event
Celebrating excellence at the Making a Difference Awards 2022

On Friday 14 October, UHDB held it’s first in-person awards ceremony in three years at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, with 260 members of #TeamUHDB joining in an evening of celebrat...

IHEEM Awards
Estates and Facilities team receive ‘Highly Commended’ Certificate at IHEEM 2022

A huge congratulations to the Estates and Facilities and Patient Experience Team, who were the runners up for the Team of the Year Category at the IHEEM Healthcare Estates 2022....