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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.

Nominate your staff hero

Have you received great care at Royal Debry Hospital, Queen’s Hospital Burton, Samuel Johnson Community Hospital, Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital or London Road 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.

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

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.

Making a Difference Winners

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Jayne Fuller, Midwife: Patient Hero Award

A well-known Midwife has received special recognition for delivering personalised care to her patients.  Jayne Fuller was nominated by a patient who she supported when she went into labour at ...

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Julie Baker: Excellent Employee Award

A Samuel Johnson Community Hospital midwife has been named as the latest winner of our Excellent Employee Award ...

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Burton Switchboard: Team UHDB Award

The switchboard team at Queen’s Hospital Burton have been commended for always providing a service with a smile while supporting 3000 callers every day. The heroes in headsets are based at Qu...

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Bed Management Team: Making a Difference Awards winners

Our Bed Management Team at Queen's Hospital Burton have been named as the worthy winners of our June 'Team UHDB Award'.  ...

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Susan Williams: Excellent Employee Award

Susan Williams, a Bereavement Officer at the Royal Derby Hospital, has been awarded with our Making a Difference 'Excellent Employee Award'. ...