National achievements


UHDB colleague Mike Conway awarded MBE in King's New Year’s Honours

We are delighted to announce that one of our respected and well-known colleagues is to be recognised in the first King’s New Year’s Honours List.

Mike Conway, who is part of our UHDB Derbyshire Pathology team has been awarded the MBE by King Charles III for Services to Anatomical Pathology Technology.


UHDB’s Dr Fauzia Begum recognised nationally for pioneering work on long covid support

Dr Fauzia Begum, Occupational Health Physician at UHDB and Clinical Medical Lead for Derbyshire's Post-Covid Services, has been recognised in the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) Occupational Health Awards 2022.

At the awards ceremony last month, Dr Begum was Highly Commended in the Outstanding Occupational Health Practitioner of 2022 category, following her pioneering work supporting NHS colleagues and patients who are experiencing long covid.


UHDB consultant's innovative research to help patients with diabetes

A UHDB consultant who wanted to be able to offer access to a lifechanging device for her patients with type 1 diabetes, has contributed to an innovative research study which has been hugely successful.

Emma Wilmot, Consultant Diabetologist, has been heavily involved in designing and delivering a multi-centre randomised controlled trial called Flash UK.


Wellbeing Team shortlisted for two national awards for 'amazing' support offered to colleagues

UHDB’s Wellbeing Team is celebrating after being shortlisted for two Nursing Times Workforce Awards for their incredible work supporting colleagues across Derbyshire and Staffordshire. The team is in the running to be crowned ‘Workforce Team of the Year’, as well as being shortlisted for their work on the ‘Do Whatever Moves You’ project in the ‘Best Use of Workplace Technology Award’.


UHDB governor Maura Teager awarded an MBE in the Queen's birthday honours

One of UHDB’s highly valued governors has been awarded an MBE Honour for Services to Nursing and the community of Derby’ over the last 50 years.

Maura Teager has had a long and distinguished career which has seen her serve the people of Derbyshire for the past five decades in roles that include nurse, midwife, volunteer, governor, NHS board member and Director of Nursing.


UHDB consultant knighted in Birthday Honours

Dr Andrew Goddard, consultant gastroenterologist at UHDB and president of Royal College of Physicians, has been knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to health and social care.

Dr Goddard has been recognised as one of the UK’s leading gastroenterologists and has been praised for his ‘outstanding’ leadership during the pandemic, helping unite all parts of the system, while continuing to provide care for Covid-19 patients.


Dedicated midwife receives prestigious Chief Midwifery Officer Silver Award

A midwife who has worked tirelessly to support new mums and ‘put women first’ during the pandemic has been awarded a prestigious accolade.

Katherine Mabey, who works as a midwife for UHDB was nominated by her colleague Patti Paine for a Silver award and has been given the award today by the Chief Midwifery Officer, Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent.


Lifesaving ‘Redirooms’ project shortlisted for two awards for keeping our hospitals safe during pandemic

The lengths that UHDB teams have gone to during the pandemic to limit the spread of Covid-19 in our hospitals has been recognised on a national scale.

UHDB has been shortlisted for two awards at the Health Business Awards for the Trust’s ‘Redirooms’ project, which has helped to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in our hospitals and keep people safe.

Pop-up pods, known as Redirooms, have been used in different assessment areas across the Trust since last winter, including at Royal Derby Hospital’s Medical Assessment Unit – meaning patients suspected of having Covid-19 can be separated from others until their test results are known.


Duke of Gloucester gives #TeamUHDB royal seal of approval during his visit to Royal Derby Hospital

His Royal Highness Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, visited Royal Derby Hospital this afternoon (Wednesday 20 October) to thank our colleagues for their phenomenal efforts through the pandemic. UHDB staff have showcased an incredible commitment to supporting our patients and each other throughout the pandemic, with colleagues being redeployed to different acute areas like ICU and A&E.


Executive Chief Nurse gains national role

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton’s Executive Chief Nurse has been appointed to a prestigious role at NHS England. Cathy Winfield MBE will spend one day a week on secondment as one of three new Executive Nurse Fellows.


Team UHDB’s Katie is named nurse of the year at prestigious British Journal of Nursing Awards

A UHDB nurse has won a prestigious national award for her role in helping to establish our Lymphoedema team as one of the best of its kind in the world. 

The Trust was exceptionally proud to see the service named a ‘Comprehensive Centre of Excellence’ by the Lymphatic Education and Research Network last year – one of only 11 centres in the world to receive this accolade.  


Incredible ImpACT+ team receive national recognition for supporting respiratory patients

A UHDB respiratory service that has provided vital support to patients throughout Covid-19 has received national recognition.

ImpACT+ (Improving Adult Respiratory Care Together) has helped patients with lung conditions by bringing different services together to offer comprehensive support to patients throughout all points in their care pathway, both at hospital and in their own homes.


UHDB Energy Monitor, Joe Sim, honoured in NHS Parliament Awards

The NHS in the Midlands has today revealed the ten individuals and teams it has chosen as regional champions for the prestigious NHS Parliamentary Awards.

We are so proud to announce that Joe Sim, Energy Monitor at UHDB has been awarded The Life Time Achievement Award after being nominated by Amanda Solloway MP.


Remarkable respiratory colleagues named Team of the Year at national awards

UHDB’s Respiratory Infection team has been crowned the Respiratory Team of the Year at the 2020 British Medical Journal (BMJ) Awards.

The team has been recognised for their outstanding work in improving the quality of care for patients admitted to hospital with pneumonia, as well as both reducing the length of time patients remain in hospital with the condition and improving support during their recovery.


Trust shortlisted for Student Nursing Times Award

The Practice Learning and Support Unit (PLSU) are delighted to have been shortlisted for the ‘Student Placement of the Year: Hospital’ category for the prestigious Student Nursing Times Award 2020.


Team UHDB recognised nationally as more staff feel freedom to speak up

UHDB has received national acclaim for creating a culture of openness that is seeing more of our colleagues feel comfortable enough to raise concerns they have at work. The Trust’s Freedom to Speak Up Guardian offers an outlet for staff to speak up – in confidence – which, at a time where our hospitals have come under unprecedented pressure recently, has never been more important.