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George Bryan Centre – help us find a long-term solution

Early in 2019, the West wing of the George Bryan Centre was destroyed by fire. After the fire, temporary arrangements were put in place. Anyone living in Burton upon Trent, Lichfield, Tamworth and surrounding areas who needed an inpatient stay was admitted to St George’s Hospital in Stafford, and enhanced community mental health services provided support to enable people to stay in their own home.


BBC Radio Derby Takeover with CEO Gavin Boyle

BBC Radio Derby are doing a week-long feature this week (11-15 October) to look behind the scenes of the health and social care system across Derbyshire ahead of winter.

The radio station’s mid-morning show with Ian Skye will be interviewing key health figures, including our own Chief Executive Gavin Boyle on Wednesday 13 October at 11:15am.


Celebrating the beautifully diverse mix of cultures that make up Team UHDB this Black History Month

We are a diverse melting pot of many different cultures here at Team UHDB – with each member of our incredible workforce enriching our hospitals in their own way.

This diversity is something that we’re exceptionally proud of at UHDB and is something to be celebrated, so that’s exactly what we’ll be doing all the way through October as part of Black History Month.


Endoscopy team presented with CEO Award for continuing to provide superb care through Covid

The Endoscopy team at Royal Derby Hospital have been honoured with the Trust’s CEO Award for not letting the pandemic hinder them from continuing to provide an outstanding service.

Despite the challenges brought on by Covid-19, the Derby team have never let their standards drop and recently had their JAG accreditation renewed, alongside UHDB’s two other units at Queen’s Hospital Burton and Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital. 


Shining a spotlight on the immense contribution black leaders have made to healthcare worldwide

Here at UHDB, we are a diverse melting pot of many cultures and so we will be celebrating this throughout October by spending each week learning more about Black culture and identity.

This week, we're going to focus on the immense contribution black people have made to healthcare by shining a spotlight on just some of the black leaders who have really made a difference in this field. You can find out more about each of them by clicking the links under their profiles below. 


Happy 25th Anniversary Derbyshire Children's Hospital

On 1 September, 1996, the very first paediatric patients moved to the new Derbyshire Children’s Hospital from the old site on North Street.

The brand new site, based on the now Royal Derby Hospital site, was the only entirely new children’s hospital to be built in the UK in the twentieth century

Shortly after the opening at the start of September 1996, Her Majesty the Queen visited staff and patients to officially open the hospital and showed a keen interest in the brand new facility for children and their families across Derbyshire.

Some of the staff who were involved in the move form North Street have reflected on their memories from 25 years ago.


New Car Parking Information

Concessionary rates have been introduced for specific groups of patients and visitors at Queens Hospital and Community Hospitals Samuel Johnson Lichfield and Sir Robert Peel Tamworth.


Come and join our first cohort of UHDB Apprentice ODP's!

Want to take the next step in your career?

We have a fantastic opportunity to join our Theatres Team in our first cohort of Apprentice Operating Department Practitioners. We’re looking for people who are motivated and passionate about providing high standards of patient care and want to work towards become becoming a fully qualified ODP.


New digitised process improving safety and speed of prescribing and dispensing medications at UHDB

A new digitised process for prescribing and dispensing medications at UHDB is benefiting patients and staff-alike by making it easier than ever for people to receive the right medicines for them.

UHDB is the first Trust in the country to have introduced a ‘closed loop medication supply’ process that better enables clinicians to electronically prescribe patients with the drugs that they need via our Pharmacy department.


UHDB care helping to improve the quality of life of patients battling the effects of major migraines

The newest available treatments for people suffering with severe migraines are now being offered at UHDB and are helping to “change the lives” of these patients for the better. Nearly 100 patients with chronic or high frequency episodic migraines have been offered or received a new treatment at the Trust over the last year that has made a huge difference to the vast majority – who had all previously struggled to find a treatment that worked for them.   


UHDB research unit ‘leading the way for innovations in clinical trials’ alongside AstraZeneca

The exceptional innovations made to advance clinical trials at UHDB during the pandemic have been recognised nationally – in the same breath as “industry giants” AstraZeneca. UHDB’s Derby Clinical Trials Support Unit (DCTSU) were named runners up for an award at the Association for Clinical Data Management Awards, after coming up with an inventive way of ​ reporting trial data that is simpler and more accurate than what was used before.


Group Rehab at FNCH awarded with Community Hospitals Team of the Year

The Group Rehabilitation Team at Florence Nightingale Community Hospital has been presented with their trophy after being crowned Community Hospital Team of the Year at our Annual Making a Difference Awards.

The team has been recognised for their outstanding work in supporting patients suffering with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee with evidence-based rehabilitation programmes. This is something the team has offered for many years, but the team collaborated with the Health Innovation Network (HIN) in 2017 to offer a comprehensive ESCAPE-pain programme (Enabling Self-management and Coping with Arthritic Pain during Exercise).

The course, which is endorsed by NHS England and Public Health England, consists of 12 sessions over a six week period, with each session incorporating both educational and exercise elements. This has allowed patients to build up a network of support with their peers all while being guided by experienced practitioners.

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