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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

Colleagues involved in the RVR-AGP study have been presented with their annual Making a Difference Award
'Remarkable' team behind RVR-AGP research study presented with annual award

The team behind an innovative research study which aims to improve the safety of carrying out Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGPs) has been presented with the Annual Making a Difference Award....

Siobhan Kelly receives her Excellent Employee award from Executive Chief Operating Officer Sharon Martin
Siobhan receives Excellent Employee award for going above and beyond to support patients and colleagues

A Sister has been presented with a Monthly Making a Difference Award after the support she gave to her colleagues, patients and their families and other members of the emergency services during a &ldq...

Gavin Boyle presents our Respiratory teams with their Annual Making a Difference Award
Remarkable Respiratory teams presented with Outstanding Contribution annual award

Respiratory teams at Royal Derby Hospital and Queen’s Hospital Burton have been presented with their trophies and certificates after winning one of our Outstanding Contribution Awards at this ye...

Operations Team receiving Award
QHB Operations Team praised for exceptional teamwork

The Operations Team at Queen’s Hospital Burton have been recognised for going above and beyond to support Team UHDB throughout the pandemic by being presented with our August Team UHDB Award. ...