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About us

In July 2018, the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton Foundation Trusts was formed.  Combining the Royal Derby Hospital, Queen’s Burton Hospital, Samuel Johnson Lichfield Hospital, Sir Robert Peel Tamworth Hospital and the London Road Community Hospital Derby.

Who we are

Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (DTHFT) and Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BHFT) have merged to become a new organisation – University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.

  • DTHFT provided care for around 600,000 people around southern Derbyshire over two sites – the Royal Derby Hospital and the London Road Community Hospital – with over 8,500 staff.
  • BHFT provided services for around 360,000 people in Burton upon Trent and south Staffordshire. As well as Queen’s Hospital in Burton, it ran the Sir Robert Peel Hospital in Tamworth and the Samuel Johnson Hospital in Lichfield with over 3,000 staff in total. 

lead employer radiology

From 1 August 2019, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust became the Lead Employer for all Health Education England (East Midlands) Radiology Speciality Trainees for the entire period of their radiology training and for all rotations.

The benefits of the Lead Employer Model include:

  • Centralised recruitment – Employees will not have to produce right to work documentation every time that they rotate to a different Trust.
  • A complete Trainee employment life cycle.
  • Continuous management and support.

We will be in regular contact with all of the key stakeholders across HEE EM, including radiology trainees, host placement organisations, HEE EM educational leads, the British Medical Association and other key participants to ensure that our Lead Employer model is informative and operational in the East Midlands.

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