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National achievements

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.