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

David Pilborough
Radiographer David's 'immense pride' at role of President of the Society and College of Radiographers

A UHDB radiographer has told of his "immense pride" after taking up the role of President of the Society and College of Radiographers....

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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....

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

Fiona Lindop, Specialist Physiotherapist at UHDB
Specialist Physiotherapist Fiona Lindop awarded MBE in New Year's Honours

A University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust (UHDB) Specialist Physiotherapist has been awarded an MBE for Services to Physiotherapy as part of His Majesty The King's New Year&#...

Gail Hall Pharmacy Award
Pharmacy technician Gail wins national award

UHDB pharmacy technician Gail Hall won the Katherine Miles poster category at this year's Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK conference in Bristol. Facing strong competition from her peers ...

The team, with colleagues from NUH and DHU, celebrating their Nursing Times Award win
Children's Community Nursing team in running for second national award following win at Nursing Times Awards

A team of compassionate nurses working to ensure more children can receive end of life care at home with their loved ones has been recognised nationally after winning a Nursing Times Award - as well a...

Dr Okike and Dr Sarah Todd, whose project has been shortlisted for a Patient Experience Network National Award
Project embedding medical students with Patient Experience team shortlisted for national award

An innovative project which embeds medical students into the Patient Experience team to help them gain a deeper understanding of a patient's time spent in hospital has been recognised after being ...

The Urogynaecology team at Royal Derby Hospital
Urogynaecology unit becomes one of only 40 centres to achieve nationally-renowned accreditation

The Urogynaecology unit at Royal Derby Hospital has become one of only 40 sites in country to be recognised at a national level for its high quality care to patients....

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Joy for UHDB Radiotherapy team after they won prestigious HSJ Award

UHDB's Radiotherapy team at Royal Derby Hospital have shared their joy after winning a national award for their innovative work introducing tattoo-free radiotherapy treatment for patients with can...

Clinical service achievements

MAKO robot
State-of-the-art robot assists in surgeries of patients having knee and hip replacements at UHDB

Patients who are having a knee or hip replacement at UHDB are benefitting from a state-of-the-art robot that helps assist their procedure, delivering more accurate, less invasive surgery, reduced reco...

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Tobacco Dependency Treatment (TDT) Programme celebrates its 'First Birthday'

The Tobacco Dependency Treatment (TDT) programme recently marked a significant milestone, as it celebrated its one-year anniversary since its launch in September 2022 - helping thousand of patients on...

Liver Team gets IQILS accreditation
Liver team becomes first centre in the East Midlands to gain prestigious accreditation

The Liver team at Royal Derby Hospital has been recognised nationally for providing exceptional care for patients with liver disease - becoming the first centre in the East Midlands and the eleventh c...

Members of the hybrid theatre project team after being presented with their award
Team behind installation of cutting-edge hybrid theatre project wins regional award

The team behind the installation of Royal Derby Hospital's state-of-the-art hybrid theatre, which contains some of the most modern and advanced theatre equipment available, has been presented with...

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Royal Derby Hospital begins £10m upgrade works at Kings Treatment Centre

Last week, we embarked on an exciting new project that will revolutionise healthcare delivery at Royal Derby Hospital. With around £10m of investment, the Kings Treatment Centre will expand to i...

The Manchester Triage System in use
Queen's Hospital Burton's A&E department becomes UK's first to achieve accreditation for patient triage tool

The team at Queen's Hospital Burton's (QHB) A&E department has become the first in the country and one of two centres in the world to gain accreditation for their use of an innovative emer...

Staff accolades

Ward 404 Making a Difference Award
Team congratulated for improving quality of life for patient with complexities 

A multi-disciplinary team went 'above and beyond' to support a patient admitted to hospital with complex health issues and are being recognised for their hard work with the 'Team UHDB'...

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UHDB porter receives special police award for saving lives of members of the public

A porter at UHDB has been presented with a special Derbyshire Constabulary award to commend him after his quick-thinking actions helped to save the lives of members of the public in Derby. Keith Wa...

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Stoma nurse Lisa praised in letter from patient for being their "NHS Angel"

A Stoma Nurse at Royal Derby Hospital has been praised by a patient for being her "NHS Angel" while they undergo extensive treatment for a cancer diagnosis. In a letter, the patient laude...

Paul Hewitt Making a Difference Award
Colleague who works in Car Parking team thanked by patient for 'act of kindness'

A member of the Car Parking team at Royal Derby Hospital has been praised for his "act of kindness" in helping a patient make it to their appointment on time. Sue Stocks became stuck in h...

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Senior Sister Josie's leadership and development programme for colleagues recognised with Excellent Employee Award

A Senior Sister at Queen's Hospital Burton's Emergency Department has been praised for her desire and commitment to providing a development programme for junior Sisters and Charge Nurses to he...

Linda Rowbottom Making a Difference Award
Housekeeper Linda is leading the way championing sustainability in Children's ED

A housekeeper who is proactively trying to reduce waste and promote sustainability while also keeping her department clean and safe is now the proud winner of the latest CEO Making a Difference Award....