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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

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...

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....

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

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....