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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

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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. ...

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‘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

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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....

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Subject Access Team thanked for care and compassion on World Administration Professionals Day

Our Subject Access Team based at Webbes Storage in Burton on Trent have been thanked by a colleague for the care and compassion that the team have provided to them since starting. The team were nom...

Denise Clark being presented with the Patient Hero Award
Denise crowned Patient Hero after helping young patients with learning Disabilities through blood test appointments

Colleagues gave a huge round of applause and cheers after Phlebotomy Supervisor, Denise Clark, was presented with our Patient Hero Award for the help she gives to patients with Learning Disabilities a...

Jemma Walker Award
Jemma presented with Excellent Employee award for raising the profile of working carers across UHDB

A colleague has received a special award to recognise the support she provides to a network of carers across Team UHDB. Jemma Walker, Clinical Educator and Co-Chair & Founder of the UHDB C...

Jo Reid Macmillan
Jo, Macmillan Support Assistant praised for providing exceptional care to patients living with cancer

A member of the Cancer Services team at Royal Derby Hospital has been praised by our Interim Chief Executive for going above and beyond to support patients living with cancer. After our Macmillan C...

Kev Orme
Staff Nurse Kev thanked for providing reassurance to nervous patients receiving the vaccine

Of all the people who have had their COVID-19 vaccination across Derbyshire and Staffordshire so far, thousands have first had to overcome a crippling fear of needles. One UHDB colleague who is goi...