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Once a year the Trust hosts a large awards ceremony and formal dinner where 14 awards are presented to celebrate the outstanding achievements of individuals and teams from Team UHDB who have gone above and beyond to either directly or indirectly provide exceptional care to our patients.

The Making a Difference Awards highlight the hard work, compassion and excellence of local NHS staff. They provide an opportunity for staff, patients and visitors to share feedback and say thank you to the NHS heroes who touch, save and improves lives in Derbyshire and Staffordshire.

Awards are presented each month cumulating in an annual celebration evening in September which celebrates team UHDB.

Read about our 2019 Making a Difference Awards evening >

Nominate your staff hero

Have you received great care at Royal Derby Hospital, Queen’s Hospital Burton, Samuel Johnson Community Hospital, Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital or Florence Nightingale Community Hospital?

Email your nomination to, please include the nominees name, work place and short summary explaining why you think they deserve an award.

How does it work?

Every month nominations are received and reviewed by a judging panel who choose a winner for each category.

Entries are judged against a criteria which is linked to our vision and values. You can read about our vision and values here >

Winners are presented with a pin badge and certificate in their workplace surrounded by colleagues to congratulate them for their success.

Making a Difference Winners

Gynaecology Assessment Unit team being presented with June's Patient Hero Award
'Incredible' Gynaecology Assessment Unit receive Patient Hero Award

The Gynaecology Assessment Unit at Royal Derby Hospital have been recognised for the support they offered to a patient suffering with acute morning sickness by being presented with June’s Patien...

Piyush Patel
Award winning audiologist Piyush praised for his commitment to improving patient’s quality of life

A patient who has struggled with hearing loss for a number of years has singled out a Royal Derby Hospital audiologist for praise after he helped improve their quality of life. Piyush Patel has been n...

Vaccine Hubs
UHDB family pays tribute to our incredible Vaccine Hub teams for helping keep our communities safe

Colleagues who have worked in UHDB’s Vaccine Hubs throughout the pandemic have seen the priceless impact they have made to our communities recognised with an incredibly well-deserved award. O...

IT team presented with CEO Award for helping to introduce Lorenzo system in ED

A UHDB IT team has received some well-deserved recognition for their tireless efforts in helping to introduce a new patient record system into our Emergency Department. ‘Lorenzo’ has go...