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.
It’s a bumper double edition this week! What I really mean by that is that I ran out of time last week, sorry! In the last blog, I left you with a cliff-hanger about a VIP guest visit to UHDB. You’ll have seen the VIP in question was Matt Hancock MP, the Secretary of...read more
I talked quite a bit last week about LEAN and how we’re beginning to apply this approach here at UHDB, building on the experiences of the Virginia Mason hospitals in Seattle. On Friday afternoon, we had the report back from the team who completed our first Value...read more
So, it’s been a bit of a LEAN week for me – not physically of course, what with all the cake and all – I’m talking about the long-term improvement approach that we’re adopting here at UHDB. I was very lucky on Monday to meet up with Gary Kaplan, who’s the Chief...read more
An important part of being accountable to the communities we serve is to hold our Board meetings in public. We usually get quite a good turnout, particularly from our governors, but also occasionally members of staff, the public and even the media from time to time. ...read more
Oh, what a night! We had a fantastic evening last Friday at the annual PRIDE awards at the Pirelli Stadium in Burton. You’ll remember a few weeks ago the event we had at Pride Park to celebrate the achievements of colleagues at RDH and London Road. Well, this time it...read more
So, have you got involved in the big conversation yet? If you’re a member of #teamUHDB then what are you waiting for? We’ve had over 2,000 contributions since the conversation opened online last week. I’ve dipped in and out and have been amazed at how great ideas...read more
I’ve had a brilliant week with lots of opportunity to get ‘out and about’ plus the launch of our ‘big conversation’! I mentioned in last week’s blog how I like to meet up with new consultants after they’ve had a chance to settle in and it was a pleasure to see Emma...read more
It was a real privilege this week to be asked by Cathy, our Chief Nurse, to join 2 master classes for our complaints Lead Investigators, firstly at QHB and then this morning at London Road Community Hospital. We’re taking the opportunity of forming the new...read more
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...read more
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...read more