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"Wonderful" work of Carers Network celebrated at second annual Caring in the Community event

The work of UHDB's Carers Staff Network has been praised by carers and those they care for by those who attended the second Caring in the Community event recently (Friday 3 May). Attendees were able to meet other carers and seek information and support from more than 40 national and regional charities and organisations, including Carers UK, who were at the event, which aims to bring carers from across the Midlands together to help them get the support they need.

Colleagues from UHDB's Carers Network being presented with the Carer Confident accreditation by Derbyshire Carers.

Carers Network celebrates significant milestone after Trust receives Carer Friendly Employer Quality Mark

Members of the UHDB Carer's Network were joined by colleagues to celebrate the Trust being presented with the Carer Friendly Employer Quality Mark. The accreditation, which is recognised nationally by Carers UK, demonstrates UHDB's commitment to building a supportive and inclusive workplace for colleagues with caring responsibilities, while also using their lived experiences and expertise to continue to support caregivers or those who may need to provide care for a loved one in the future.

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Dementia Action Week 2024

Dementia Action Week (13 - 19 May) is promoted by Alzheimer's Society to raise awareness about improving dementia care in the UK and encourage people and organisations to act regarding dementia. This year, the theme is focussed on dementia diagnosis and encouraging healthcare leaders and providers to prioritise dementia in policy and decision-making.

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International Nurses Day 2024

Sunday 12 May is International Nurses Day, recognising the vital role of nurses in our NHS and providing compassionate and safe care to patients. Nurses make a difference to the lives of so many people and make a lasting impact on their health journeys.

UHDB celebrates International Day of the Midwife

Sunday 5 May marks International Day of the Midwife, recognising the valuable role of midwives in healthcare. Midwives play an essential role in improving the health of women, birthing people, and their babies, and we want to use this opportunity to thank each and everyone one of our midwives for their hard work.

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REMEDY team eager to support more patients access research after regional award win

A team of researchers has set its sights on expanding its scope to support yet more patients access cutting-edge healthcare through research after recently winning a regional award. The Research in Emergency Medicine in Derby and Burton (REMEDY) team was one of three entries to this year's National Institute for Health and Care Research's (NIHR) East Midlands Clinical Research Network (CRN) Awards, and won the prize for Outstanding Achievement by a Team for their work in helping more than 3,500 patients enrol into clinical research since their formation in 2017.   

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Prem Singh appointed as new Trust Chair

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust (UHDB) is pleased to share that Prem Singh has been appointed as its new Trust Chair.

Innovative support programme for newly qualified colleagues and students shortlisted for national award

Students and newly qualified healthcare professionals are benefitting from an extensive pre-preceptorship and preceptorship support programme at UHDB, which aims to help them feel more comfortable and confident when they take on their first role in the NHS. The pre-preceptorship programme offers students from universities across the Midlands who are seeking or are already on a placement within the Trust the chance to attend a range of sessions over a five-day period, covering the fundamentals of care as well as providing vital pastoral support.

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New Electronic Patient Record system supplier confirmed

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton and Chesterfield Royal Hospital have confirmed their future electronic patient record system (EPR) will be provided by Nervecentre, after signing a joint contract last week.

Patient experience week 2024

Patient Experience Week is an internationally recognised week to raise awareness about the importance of good patient experience. Initially started by the Beryl Institute  > in the US, the week is now celebrated in the UK too. UHDB is holding our own Patient Experience Week celebrations this week from 22 - 26 April, with further events planned for 29 April to 1 May to coincide with NHS England's Experience of Care Week.

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Clinical Digital team's role in digitising paper-based documentation commended by Chief Executive

Colleagues who have helped teams across the Trust to identify and streamline more than 1,000 paper-based patient records and forms and begin to transfer them to a digital format have been recognised for helping to improve patient safety. The Clinical Digital team organised and lead the Paper2Pixels events across the Trust in December 2023 and January 2024, which allowed teams to hand in their paper forms to identify how processes could be made safer and more efficient.

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Executive Chief Medical Officer appointment

Dr Gisela Robinson has been appointed as permanent Executive Chief Medical Officer at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust (UHDB).

Dedicated Stores Coordinators Keir and Andy celebrated for their dedication to Royal Derby Hospital Renal Unit

Two Stores Coordinators based at the Royal Derby Hospital's Renal Unit have been recognised for their exceptional work ethic and dedicated approach to supporting patients and colleagues alike.

Keir Biggins and Andy Redfern help facilitate hundreds of dialysis sessions over the course of the week - as many as 120 a day, six days a week - both within the unit and in the community for patients who require dialysis at home.

Showing compassion, care and flexibility in what can be a challenging role both physically and emotionally, they play a major part in the efficient and smooth running of the unit, working adaptively and flexibly to any logistic challenge they may face - such as the procurement, monitoring and distribution of key consumable equipment.

Future Workforce Careers Event at Queen's Hospital Burton - Tuesday 30 April

UHDB colleagues are hosting an upcoming careers fair at Queens Hospital Burton on Tuesday 30 April, from 4.30-7.30pm, taking place in the site's Education Centre (also known as the Outwoods site).

Titled the Future Workforce Careers Event , the aim of the event is to showcase the breadth of clinical and non-clinical careers available within UHDB and the wider NHS - providing a snapshot of possible routes into NHS organisations, including work experience opportunities to support with future applications. 

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