Our Chief Executive’s Blog

Gavin Boyle is Chief Executive of University Hospitals Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

“Working in the NHS is a huge privilege; there are few walks of life where it is possible to make such a positive impact on people’s lives. It’s an institution I love and which I think distinguishes us as a nation and as a civilised society. I also believe that we have a responsibility to safeguard it for future generations.

My priorities are delivering the best possible patient care, enabling our people to play their part, working in partnership and being sustainable in improving the care for our community.

I hope you’ll enjoy reading my regular blog and finding out more about the work of the Trust.

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Friday, 5th October – ‘Freedom to speak up’

One of the things I really enjoy doing first thing on a Monday morning is kicking off the Induction programme for all of our new starters.  It’s a great opportunity to meet colleagues who are at the beginning of their life at UHDB and it’s a chance to welcome them and...

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Friday, 28th September – ‘Time to get your flu jab’

I finished my last blog in a party mood as I was about to head off to our annual Celebrating Success Awards held at Pride Park. This is always a bit of a highlight for me and this year’s celebration was no exception. A fantastic evening was had by all and...

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Friday 27th July 2018 – ‘Why we work in the NHS’

It’s been quite a different week for me this time. Usually they’re often quite jam packed as I move from one thing to the next but for once I had the opportunity to spend some quality time with the Executive Team and other Senior Leaders to think through how we will...

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Friday 20th July 2018 – ‘A red letter day’

It was a red letter day on Tuesday, as we had the very first Public Board meeting and Council of Governors for the new UHDB! The Board was a bit of a marathon as we picked up issues from the two former organisations as well as focussing on the important matter of...

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Friday 13th July 2018 – ‘Let’s build from here!’

When I said in last week’s blog that it may be ‘coming home’ I’d like to point out that I didn’t say specifically when! It looks like we might have to wait another couple of years but well done to the England team and the fine foundation they’ve created for the...

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Friday 6th July 2018 – ‘It’s coming home’.

Wow!  What an amazing week.  The sun’s shining, our new organisation UHDB was born, the NHS’s 70th birthday and England won a penalty shoot-out in the World Cup!  Does it get much better than this? Well, we finally made it.  The University Hospitals of...

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