Clinical service achievements

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 their journey to quitting smoking in just 12 months.

The TDT programme was launched across all UHDB sites to support patients and our communities in quitting smoking. This is a campaign that has been launched across the healthcare system in Derby and Derbyshire, as well as within our sites in East Staffordshire, which offers personalised support for treating tobacco addiction to all patients admitted to our hospitals, including pregnant people and their partners accessing maternity services.

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 centre in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland to do so. The team demonstrated to Improving Quality in Liver Services (IQILS) assessors that they are providing safe care, improving services to those diagnosed with liver problems and developing plans to continue to evolve the service.  

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 include a brand-new facility, providing state-of-the-art clinical facilities for planned operations and surgery, positioning us at the forefront of healthcare delivery in the UK.

This will bring immense benefits to our patients, with the main goal of the project to directly enhance the experience of the many thousands of people who require surgery throughout the year. By reducing waiting times for operations, we estimate that we will be able to increase the number of daycase and inpatient procedures by over 2,500 patients annually.

The stereotactic radiotherapy team

Innovative new life-saving radiotherapy treatment available at UHDB

An innovative new form of radiotherapy that can save the lives of patients with cancer is being rolled out at UHDB, with the Trust being one of only a few centres that can offer this treatment.

Stereotactic Radiotherapy is a ground-breaking treatment which targets bony and nodal oligomets to give cancer patients a better quality of life.

Derbyshire Shared Care Pathology receive RCPath award

Derbyshire Shared Care Pathology receive RCPath Achievement Award

Two UHDB colleagues are among the Derbyshire Shared Care Pathology team that have received a Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) Achievement Award 2022.

The awards celebrate excellence in pathology service provision and are given to teams who have achieved above and beyond in areas such as quality improvement, setting up new services, innovation in service delivery, reaching new patient groups, or educating and training staff and students.

A family with their new-born baby accompanied by a midwife

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 mums, gave their views as part of a Care Quality Commission survey.

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 relationship with the Armed Forces and can count on veterans from the Military and reservists as valuable members of our workforce. After further emphasising this support by re-signing the Armed Forces Covenant earlier this year, UHDB has now been formally recognised with ‘Veteran Aware’ status by the Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA).

UK first for Bariatric team

UK first for Bariatric team

Surgeons at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton are the first in the UK to use a new image system during bariatric surgery. The team are using Indocyanine green fluorescence (ICG) technology to perform gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy to improve patient safety during surgery.

Radiotherapy team

Cancer patients to benefit from ground-breaking advancements in radiotherapy treatment

A new life-saving form of radiotherapy treatment is now being offered for the very first time at UHDB to patients with lung cancer. UHDB is now able to offer Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR) treatment at Royal Derby Hospital and last week began treating our first patient with lung cancer using the advanced technique. SABR allows for tumours to be targeted with very high doses of radiation over fewer sessions, using state-of-the-art image guidance technology, with this high level of precision especially important when treating cancer of the lung, due to there being a moving target as the patient breathes in and out.

Parkinson's team awarded

Parkinson's service awarded Centre of Excellence designation for second time

The Parkinson’s Service at UHDB has been recognised internationally as providing ‘outstanding’ care by becoming one of 47 in the world to be designated as a Parkinson’s Foundation Centre of Excellence. This comes after an inspection by the Parkinson’s Foundation carried out in October 2019, and is the second time the service has been awarded this prestigious accolade.

QHB Ultrasound

Eight New Ultrasound scanners unveiled at Queen’s Hospital Burton

Eight brand new state-of-the art ultrasound scanners have been unveiled at Queen’s Hospital Burton as part of a £600,000 investment by University Hospitals of Derby and Burton.

Lauren Grimadell, Clinical Manager for Obstetric Ultrasound, said: “These new scanners really are a wonderful addition to the services we already provide within imaging, and will provide a wider range of scans and examinations which we can offer to our patients.

Chette vaccine

20,000th vaccine milestone for UHDB Vaccine Hub

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton has given out its 20,000th coronavirus vaccine dose.

The milestone came on Tuesday, 2 February. The Trust has been handing out the vaccine to the most vulnerable local people in Derbyshire and Staffordshire as well as to frontline health and social workers since Tuesday, 8 December 2020.

surgeons being filmed in theatre

Pioneering research into making operating theatres safer during Covid-19 underway

A pioneering research study which aims to make operating theatres safer places during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond is underway at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust (UHDB). UHDB is working in partnership with Rolls-Royce and Lancaster University to understand the spread of droplets in the air, generated when conducting Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGPs).

Vaccination Hub

10,000th vaccine milestone for UHDB Vaccine Hub

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton has given out its 10,000th coronavirus vaccine dose just more than a month after opening our ‘Vaccination Hub’ at Royal Derby Hospital.

The milestone came on Friday 15 January at 9.10am. The Trust has been handing out the vaccine to the most vulnerable local people in Derbyshire and Staffordshire as well as to frontline health and social workers since Tuesday, 8 December 2020.


Patient who was discharged from Royal Derby Hospital

'Covid is very real' - Christine becomes 3,000th patient to be discharged from UHDB.

Over 3,000 patients who have been cared for by Team UHDB have now been discharged from University Hospitals of Derby and Burton to continue recoveries from Covid-19.

Christine Cullen, 67, from Normanton, was the Trust’s 3000th patient to be discharged from hospital after being admitted to the Royal Derby Hospital on Christmas Day.

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