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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. 

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

UHDB has been awarded the Armed Forces Covenant Gold Award
UHDB awarded Gold Award by Ministry of Defence for supporting Armed Forces personnel

UHDB has been awarded a Gold Award by the Ministry of Defence as part of their Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) which recognises organisations that go above and beyond to support those who serve in t...

Maura Teager
UHDB governor Maura Teager awarded an MBE in the Queen's birthday honours

One of UHDB’s highly valued governors has been awarded an MBE Honour for Services to Nursing and the community of Derby’ over the last 50 years. Maura Teager has had a long and distingu...

Dr Andrew Goddard
UHDB consultant knighted in Birthday Honours

Dr Andrew Goddard, consultant gastroenterologist at UHDB and president of Royal College of Physicians, has been knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to health and social care. ...

Rachel Bailey Apprentice
‘Role model’ Rachael Bailey awarded NTU Apprentice of the Year 2022

A biomedical scientist at UHDB has received two awards after completing a degree level apprenticeship funded by the Trust....

Katherine Mabey
Dedicated midwife receives prestigious Chief Midwifery Officer Silver Award

A midwife who has worked tirelessly to support new mums and ‘put women first’ during the pandemic has been awarded a prestigious accolade. Katherine Mabey, who works as a midwife for UH...

Karen Bussooa has received a BEM in the New Year's Honours list
Retired colleague Karen receives BEM in The Queen's New Year's Honours List

Retired UHDB End of Life Care Facilitator, Karen Bussooa, has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in The Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for her services to End of Life Care...

Clinical service achievements

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...

Burton's ICU being presented with the CEO Award by Gavin Boyle
Burton's Intensive Care team commended for unwavering dedication during pandemic and recent refurbishment works

The team in Queen’s Hospital Burton’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has been presented with the latest Chief Executive’s Award for their “exceptionally high standard of care and co...

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....

The Home Therapies Team at Royal Derby Hospital
More patients receiving dialysis from comfort of their homes thanks to dedicated renal team

The number of patients in Derby receiving life-changing dialysis from the comfort of their own home has increased – thanks to improvement work carried out by UHDB’s renal team....

Armed Forces Covenant
UHDB’s position as an ally for Armed Forces underlined by ‘Veteran Aware’ accreditation

UHDB has been formally recognised with a new accreditation that has strengthened the Trust’s position as an ally to the Armed Forces community. The Trust is proud to have such a strong working r...

Staff accolades

UHDB Estates and Facilities team shortlisted for Healthcare Estates IHEEM Awards

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton Estates and Facilities and Patient Experience team have been shortlisted for Estates and Facilities Team of the Year at The Institute of Healthcare Engineering...

Joy for UHDB's Aldarico as he is shortlisted for Nursing Times Award
Joy for UHDB's Aldarico as he is shortlisted for Nursing Times Award

UHDB’s very own International Nurse Facilitator Aldarico Velasco is delighted to have been shortlisted for a Nursing Times Workforce Awards 2022 in the category ‘Overseas Nurse of the Year...

Charlie Malcom and Sunil Mistry
ED colleagues recognised in Nursing Times Awards shortlist

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton are proud that an emergency department (ED) team and an ED sister have been recognised in two categories in this year’s Nursing Times Award. The High ...

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'Inspirational' Joanne Lloyd presented with surprise Cavell Star Award

Joanne Lloyd, a Healthcare Assistant (HCA) at Royal Derby Hospital, has been awarded with a Cavell Star – a nursing award created by the Cavell Nurses’ Trust for nurses, midwives and HCAs ...

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UHDB colleague Patrick Kumah featured in 2022 International Power List

Patrick Kumah, a Consultant Biomedical Scientist specialising in gastrointestinal histopathology at Royal Derby Hospital, has been recognised for his work in The Pathologist’s 2022 International...

Patient EXP Champio
Nurse Amie crowned Patient Experience Champion 2022

We are delighted to announce the rour winners and runners up for Patient Experience Champion of the Year 2022. Our winner is Amie Beaton, Registered Nurse in the Combined Day Unit, RDH....