Making a Difference Awards 2024

Nominations for the Patient Hero Award for the 2024 Annual Making a Difference Awards have now closed. 

Every day, our colleagues work hard to provide exceptional care to more than one million people across Derbyshire and Staffordshire, and now you can recognise those who have had a positive impact on you or a loved one by nominating them for a Patient Hero Award.

The award recognises individuals or teams who deliver exceptional care and delivered improvements to benefit our patients. 

Thank you for everyone who took the time to nominate your patient hero. Details of shortlisted teams and individuals will be announced in August 2024.

With thanks to our sponsors: Derby & Burton Hospitals Charity > and LG Davis >

If you require any more information, please contact uhdb.employeeawards@nhs.net 

Privacy notice for Patient Hero Nomination Form

The type of information collected

For the awards we process the following information:

  • Personal identifiers, contacts and characteristics (for example, name and contact details).
  • Information relating to the care you, or someone close to you received at UHDB.


It is helpful to know who, when and where the nomination relates to, so that we can identify the area or staff member who is being nominated. However, if you prefer, you can make an anonymous entry.


How we get your personal information and why we have it

The information we process is provided to us directly by you to enable us to nominate our staff for a Patient Hero Award.

We share information that you have given with staff at UHDB who provided your care, in addition to our Communications team, to nominate them to receive an award at UHDB. We may share this information internally with staff at UHDB, and share externally on our website and social media to celebrate the winner and shortlisted staff for the awards. 

Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information is:

  • Legitimate interests


How we store your personal information

Your information is securely stored on Trust systems.

We keep the information you have provided up until our Making a Difference Awards have been presented (September 2024). All the information you have provided will then be deleted from our systems.


Contacting us and further information

If you have any questions about how information is used for the awards please contact us at uhdb.employeeawards@nhs.net. Further information on privacy at UHDB, and how we keep your data safe > is available on our website.


Making a nomination

Nominations have now closed.