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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

The team on Ward 15 at Queen's Hospital Burton
Burton's Ward 15 commended for 'dedication and devotion' to cancer patient and their family

The team on Ward 15 at Queen’s Hospital Burton has been awarded December’s Patient Hero Making a Difference Award for the incredible care they offered to a cancer patient and their family....

Sonya with award
Dedicated nurse receives award for effortless care to young patient

A paediatric nurse at Royal Derby Hospital has been recognised for going above and beyond to care for a sick 11 month old and has received the Excellent Employee award for her efforts....

Tina Luke, centre, being presented with her monthly Making a Difference Award
Tina presented with Excellent Employee award for offering outstanding support to colleague

A Senior Sister at Samuel Johnson Community Hospital has been recognised for providing outstanding support and care to her colleague with a Monthly Making a Difference Award....

Angela Bailey
Grateful antenatal clinic colleagues surprise QHB receptionist Angela with Excellent Employee Award

An “outstanding” Queen’s Hospital Burton receptionist who really stepped up and took responsibility when her team needed her most has been lauded by her colleagues. Angela Bailey ...