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Making a Difference Awards Banner

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 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. 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

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“You're a fantastic leader and shouldn’t underestimate anything you have achieved" - Paul awarded with Chief Executives Award

Congratulations to Paul Brooks, Director of Patient Experience, Estates and Facilities at UHDB, who has been awarded our January “Chief Executive Award”. Paul, who has worked at the Tru...

Lesley receiving award
Healthcare Assistant Lesley praised for her wonderful work at LRCH

A Healthcare Assistant from London Road Community Hospital has been praised for her outstanding patient care with our “Excellent Employee Award”. Lesley Shaw, who works in the Parkinson...

Bereavement Team at RDH
Bereavement Teams awarded with Team UHDB Award for compassionate care

Our UHDB Bereavement Teams have been awarded our Team UHDB Award for the heartfelt and compassionate work they carry out when helping families through the agony of losing of a loved one, especially th...

Receipts and Distribution Team
Receipts and Distribution Team receive October's Team UHDB Award

The Receipts and Distribution Team at Royal Derby Hospital have been awarded the Team UHDB Monthly Making a Difference Award for October. The team have been recognised for their consistent hard work i...