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  1. Home

    1. Acute Pain at Royal Derby Hospital
    2. Musculoskeletal therapy
      1. Upper limb
        1. Rotator Cuff Related Shoulder Pain
      2. Spinal pain
        1. Back skills group
        2. Cauda Equina Syndrome
        3. Neck pain
        4. Lower back pain
      3. Group rehabilitation
        1. Conditions in group rehabilitation
          1. Ankle Sprain
          2. Ankle fracture
          3. Plantar heel pain
          4. Achilles tendon pain
          5. Osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip and knee
          6. Lateral hip pain
        2. How to refer to group rehabilitation
        3. Physiotherapy in group rehabilitation
        4. Knee ligament reconstruction
        5. Group rehabilitation videos
        6. Escape pain programme
        7. Occupational and vocational rehabilitation
        8. About Occupational Therapists at Group Rehabilitation
        9. BTE Primus Work Simulator
        10. Guidance on returning to work
    3. Renal research
      1. Acute Kidney Injury Risk in Derby (ARID) Study
        1. About ARID
        2. ARID study - Information for participants
        3. ARID Study findings
        4. ARID study funding
        5. ARID study bibliography
        6. ARID study newsletters
        7. GDPR during the ARID study
      2. Renal Risk in Derby (RRID) Study
        1. About the Renal Risk in Derby (RRID) Study
        2. Information for participants of the RRID study
          1. Use of your data in the RRID study
        3. RRID study bibliography
        4. RRID study glossary
        5. Contact RRID study
        6. RRID study funding
    4. Audiology
      1. Audiology at Royal Derby Hospital and Florence Nightingale Community Hospital
      2. Audiology at Queen's Hospital Burton
      3. Audiology service changes during coronavirus
    5. Bowel Screening
    6. Cardiology (heart)
      1. Cardiology (heart) at Queen's Hospital Burton
      2. Cardiology (heart) at Royal Derby Hospital
      3. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
    7. Chronic Pain
    8. Clinical genetics
    9. Clinical measurement
    10. Derby & Burton Hospitals Charity
    11. Diabetes and Endocrinology
    12. Derbyshire Diabetic Eye Screening Programme
      1. How do I book a diabetic eye screening test?
      2. Derbyshire eye screening clinic locations
      3. What happens at a diabetic eye screening?
      4. Getting your eye screening results
      5. Eye screening patient resources
      6. Contact the diabetic eye screening team
    13. Dermatology
      1. Dermatology outpatient and inpatient information
    14. Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
    15. Endoscopy
      1. Endoscopy at Royal Derby Hospital
      2. Endoscopy at Queen's Hospital Burton
      3. Endoscopy at Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital
    16. Gastroenterology and Hepatology
    17. General Surgery
      1. Breast Care Units
        1. What are the symptoms of breast cancer?
        2. Diagnosis and assessment at our Breast Care Units
        3. Breast screening
        4. Recalls and secondary assessment at our Breast Care Units
        5. What happens if i'm diagnosed with breast cancer?
        6. Burton Breast Unit
        7. Derby Breast Unit
      2. Pancreaticobiliary Surgery
      3. Bariatric surgery (weight loss)
      4. Vascular surgery
      5. Colorectal surgery (bowel)
      6. Urology
    18. Home Haemodialysis (home dialysis)
    19. Gynaecology
      1. Gynaecology Oncology
        1. Gynaecology events
        2. Virtual tours of gynaecology departments
        3. How are you feeling today?
        4. Meet the team
        5. Patient journeys
        6. One Voice group
        7. Holistic Needs Assessment
        8. Diagnostic procedures and treatments
        9. Gynaecology Oncology blog
        10. Cancer support
        11. Scans and Investigations
      2. Fertility Unit
      3. Gynaecology Assessment Unit (GAU)
      4. Urogynaecology
    20. Imaging
      1. Children's xray
      2. Computerised Tomography (CT) scan
      3. DXA Scans
      4. Interventional / Cardiac Radiography
      5. Fluoroscopy
      6. Nuclear medicine
      7. Plain x-ray
      8. MRI
      9. Ultrasound
    21. Maxillofacial Surgery
    22. Medical Assessment Unit
    23. Medicine for the Elderly
      1. Medicine for the Elderly - Derby
      2. Medicine for the Elderly - Burton
    24. Minor Injuries Unit
    25. Lymphoedema
    26. Neurology
    27. NHS 111 Online
    28. Nutrition and Dietetics
    29. Ophthalmology (eyes)
    30. Organ Donation
    31. Orthoptics
    32. Orthodontics
      1. Orthodontics at Queen's Hospital Burton
      2. Orthodontics at Royal Derby Hospital
    33. Palliative care
      1. Information leaflets for palliative care
    34. Palliative Care New
    35. Patient Email Service - Terms and Conditions
    36. Parkinson's Disease
    37. Pharmacy
      1. Pride pharmacy
        1. Pride Pharmacy news
    38. Phlebotomy (Blood Tests)
      1. Phlebotomy (blood test) clinics and opening times
    39. Physiotherapy
      1. Specialist medicine physiotherapy team
    40. Renal services
      1. Joining our Renal team
    41. Respiratory services
      1. Asthma service
      2. Southern Derbyshire Tubercolosis Service
      3. ImpACT+
        1. Virtual MDTs
        2. ImpACT+ specialist clinics
        3. Pulmonary rehabilitation
          1. Virtual pulmonary rehabilitation
        4. Fatigue and Breathlessness Groups (FAB)
        5. Home Oxygen Service - Assessment and Review (HOS-AR)
        6. Guidance on managing your respiratory condition at home
        7. Information on your lung condition
        8. ImpACT+ referrals
        9. Long Covid-19 recovery
    42. Sexual health services
    43. Specialist Rehabilitation
      1. Comprehensive Assessment Service for Older People (CASOP)
      2. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME)
      3. Derby DrivAbility
        1. Derby DrivAbility - Driving assessments
        2. Derby DrivAbility - Access assessments
      4. Electronic Assistive Technology (EAT)
      5. Fatigue Education Course
      6. Gait and Movement Laboratory
        1. Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)
        2. Gait Team
      7. Head Injury
      8. Kings Lodge Neurological Rehabilitation Unit
    44. Speech and language therapy
      1. Speech and language therapy at Florence Nightingale Community Hospital
      2. Speech and language therapy at Royal Derby Hospital
      3. Speech and language therapy at Queen's Hospital Burton
    45. Spiritual and pastoral care (chaplaincy)
    46. Splints
    47. Stroke services
    48. Appointments
    49. Ward visiting times
    50. Orthotics
    51. Rheumatology
  2. Patients & visitors

    1. Information for patients
      1. Your appointment
      2. Video consultations
      3. Coronavirus and changes to our normal services
        1. Supporting your recovery from coronavirus
        2. Coronavirus vaccines
        3. Coronavirus - Patient information leaflets
      4. Derby Private Health
      5. Online Patient Portal
      6. Staying in hospital
      7. Leaving hospital
      8. Overseas patients
    2. Visiting our hospitals
      1. Information for visitors
      2. Things to consider when visiting our hospitals
      3. 'Virtual visiting' service
      4. Getting to our hospitals
      5. Contact a ward
      6. Contact us
    3. Information leaflets
      1. Adult leaflets
      2. Children's leaflets
    4. Advice and support
      1. Patient Support Groups
        1. Sepsis Patient Support Group
      2. Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)
      3. Bereavement services
        1. Baby Loss Awareness Week
        2. Bereavement services at Queen's Hospital Burton
        3. Bereavement services at Royal Derby Hospital
        4. Bereavement services patient information leaflets
      4. Complaints
        1. How to make a complaint
        2. How we investigate your complaint
        3. Complaint - patient information leaflets
      5. Your feedback
      6. Macmillan Cancer Information Centre
      7. Health Records
      8. Veterans
    5. Get involved and become a member
  3. Our services

    1. All services and wards
      1. A-Z of all services
      2. A-Z of all wards
        1. Florence Nightingale Community Hospital Wards
        2. Royal Derby Hospital Wards
        3. Queen's Hospital Burton Wards
        4. Samuel Johnson Community Hospital Wards
      3. Consultant Directory
    2. Children's Services
      1. All children's services
        1. Children's Outpatients
          1. Children's Audiology
            1. Children's hearing assessments
            2. Rehabilitation in children's audiology
            3. Child to adult transition
            4. Children's Hearing Services Working Groups (CHSWG)
            5. Additional information for children's audiology
            6. Contact the children's audiology service
          2. Children's Diabetes
          3. Children's Dietetics
          4. Children's Epilepsy
          5. Children's Orthoptics
          6. Children's Clinical Psychology
            1. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
          7. Children's Physiotherapy
            1. Children's Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
            2. Children's Neurodevelopmental Physiotherapy
            3. Children's Rheumatology Physiotherapy
          8. Children's Respiratory
          9. Children's X-ray
        2. Children's Emergency Department
        3. Children's Community Nursing, aka Kids In Their Environment (KITE) team
          1. Children’s Continuing Care Team
        4. Ronnie Mackeith Child Development Centre
      2. Contact a children's ward
    3. Cancer
      1. Cancer services during Coronavirus
      2. Combined Daycase Unit (CDU)
      3. Familial cancer
      4. Gynaecology Oncology
      5. Haematology (blood disorders)
      6. Palliative care
      7. Psycho-oncology
        1. Audio resources for mindfulness
      8. Radiotherapy (and Brachytherapy)
      9. Cancer Specialist Outpatients
      10. Cancer services news stories
    4. Emergency Departments
      1. About our emergency departments
      2. In an emergency
      3. Emergency department at Royal Derby Hospital
      4. Emergency department at Queen's Hospital Burton
      5. Childrens emergency department at Royal Derby Hospital
      6. Patient Information Leaflets - Emergency
        1. Head and neck
        2. Arm and hand
        3. Leg and foot
        4. Body
        5. Wound care
        6. A&E departments
        7. Adults - all
        8. Children - all
      7. Use NHS 111 for help online or on the phone
    5. Maternity
      1. Urgent maternity care
      2. Information about Maternity Services during the Covid-19 pandemic
        1. Maternity services FAQs during coronavirus
        2. Maternity services during coronavirus (British Sign Language interpretation)
        3. Maternity resources to support Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and non-English speaking women
      3. Your pregnancy journey
        1. What routine care will I receive when I am pregnant?
        2. You and your baby's health during pregnancy
        3. Ultrasound scans
        4. Bonding with your baby
        5. Online antenatal education
      4. Choosing your place of birth and labour
        1. Choosing a hospital or home birth
        2. Birth centres
        3. Labour wards
        4. Maternity service video tours
      5. After baby is born
        1. Maternity wards
        2. Neonatal care units
        3. Caring for your baby at home
        4. Meeting your baby for the first time
        5. Deciding how to feed your baby
        6. Using contraception after childbirth
        7. Safer sleeping for baby and parents
      6. Maternity patient information leaflets
    6. Trauma and Orthopaedics
      1. Foot and ankle
      2. Fracture clinic
      3. Hand and wrist
        1. Pulvertaft Hand Centre
      4. Hip and knee
      5. Shoulder and elbow
      6. Spine
    7. Training and Education
  4. Find our hospitals

    1. Getting to Royal Derby Hospital
      1. About Royal Derby Hospital
      2. Contact Royal Derby Hospital
      3. Parking at Royal Derby Hospital
      4. Ward information
      5. CQC rating
      6. Maps of Royal Derby Hospital
    2. Getting to Queen's Hospital Burton
      1. About Queen's Hospital Burton
      2. Contact Queen's Hospital Burton
      3. Ward information
      4. Parking at Queen's Hospital Burton
      5. CQC rating
      6. Maps of Queen's Hospital Burton
    3. Getting to Samuel Johnson Community Hospital
      1. About Samuel Johnson Community Hospital
      2. Contact Samuel Johnson Community Hospital
      3. CQC rating
      4. Ward information
      5. Parking at Samuel Johnson Community Hospital
      6. Maps of Samuel Johnson Community Hospital
    4. Getting to Florence Nightingale Community Hospital
      1. About Florence Nightingale Community Hospital
      2. Contact Florence Nightingale Community Hospital
      3. Ward information for Florence Nightingale Community Hospital
      4. Parking at Florence Nightingale Community Hospital
      5. CQC rating
      6. Maps of Florence Nightingale Community Hospital
    5. Getting to Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital
      1. About Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital
      2. Contact Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital
      3. Parking at Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital
      4. CQC rating
      5. Maps of Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital
  5. Work and learn

    1. Job opportunities at UHDB
      1. Recruitment process
        1. Applying for a job at UHDB
        2. FAQs in our recruitment process
        3. Job interview tips
      2. Current jobs
      3. Temporary staffing (our bank)
      4. Volunteering
        1. Volunteers' news
      5. Apprenticeships
        1. Apprenticeship stories
      6. Return to practice
        1. Return to practice case study
      7. International recruitment
      8. Project Search Derby
      9. Work experience
    2. Working at UHDB
      1. Team UHDB
      2. Making a Difference Awards
        1. Virtual Annual Awards 2021 winners and shortlisted entries
        2. Annual Awards 2019 Shortlisted Nominees
      3. Living in Derbyshire and Staffordshire
      4. Staff recognition
      5. Staff benefits
      6. Training, education and development
      7. Wellbeing, health and fitness
    3. Medical and Dental
      1. Consultant Directory
    4. Nursing and midwifery
      1. UHDB midwifery recruitment event
    5. Your professional group
      1. Allied health professionals and healthcare scientists
        1. What are Healthcare Scientists?
        2. Return to Practice - Allied Health Professionals
        3. What is an Occupational Therapist?
        4. What is a Speech and Language Therapist?
        5. What is a Physiotherapist?
        6. What is a Diagnostic Radiographer?
        7. What is a Therapeutic Radiographer?
        8. What is a Dietitian?
        9. What is an Orthoptist?
        10. What are Prosthetists and Orthotists?
        11. What is an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP)?
      2. Pharmacy
    6. Training and education
      1. Practice Learning Support Unit (PLSU)
        1. Allied Health Professionals (AHP) student induction
          1. Practice placement information for AHP student inductions
          2. PLSU and additional support networks for AHP students
      2. Medical education at Royal Derby Hospital
        1. Undergraduate education
        2. Graduate Entry Medical School
        3. Foundation programme for graduates
        4. Derby GP Speciality Training Programme
      3. Resuscitation & Simulation Department - Royal Derby Hospital
        1. Training and conference facilities for resuscitation and clinical skills
        2. About the Resuscitation and Simulation department
        3. Simulation facilities
        4. Resuscitation and Simulation courses
          1. Advanced Simulation Training
          2. Acute illness management (AIM)
          3. Advanced Labour Ward Practice
          4. Advanced Life Support
          5. Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS)
          6. Advanced Trauma Life Support
          7. Basic Surgical Skills
          8. Care of the Critically ill Surgical Patient
          9. Generic Instructor Course
          10. Community Adult and Paediatric Basic Life Support
          11. Basic Life Support & Automated External Defibrillation.
          12. Hospital Major Incident Management and Medical Support
          13. Immediate Life Support
          14. IMPACT (Ill Medical Patients Acute Care & Treatment)
          15. Laparoscopic Courses
          16. Managing Medical Obstetric Emergencies and Trauma (mMOET)
          17. Mid Trent Critical Care Network Transfer Training Course
          18. Neonatal Life Support
          19. Orthopaedic courses
          20. Paediatric Hospital Life Support (PHLS)
          21. Paediatric immediate life support (pILS)
          22. Paediatric Life Support (PLS)
          23. Teaching parents basic life support
          24. Ultrasound Course
      4. Library and knowledge service
      5. The Midland Training & Simulation Centre - Queen's Hospital
      6. National Centre of Rehabilitation Education (NCORE)
      7. Nursing and midwifery training
      8. Derby Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Training Centre (DELTA)
      9. Pharmacy training
      10. Clinical audit proposal and interest
      11. Preceptorship
    7. Lead Employer Radiology
      1. About Lead Employer Radiology
      2. How does the Lead Employer Model work?
      3. Welcome to the Lead Employer – New Starters
      4. Lead Employer – Host Trust Information
      5. Guidance for Trainees and Host Trusts & Workplace Policies
      6. Health and Wellbeing and Staff Benefits
      7. Leave, Relocation and Claiming Expenses
      8. Additional payments
      9. Changing base hospital
      10. Payroll cut off dates & accessing ESR & the EASY expenses system
      11. Encrypted emails
      12. Forms and templates
      13. Lead Employer - workplace policies
      14. Contact us
  6. Contact us

  7. About us

    1. Our organisation
      1. Vision and values
      2. Our Priorities
      3. Integration
      4. Exceptional Care Together Strategy 2020-2025
      5. Achievements and accolades
        1. Presidents of their profession
        2. National achievements
        3. Clinical service achievements
        4. Staff accolades
      6. Policies and procedures
      7. Trust reports
      8. How we are managed, and the NHS constitution
      9. Quality, safety and experience
        1. Smokefree hospitals
        2. Patient privacy and dignity
        3. Safe staffing levels
      10. Sustainability
      11. Trust Management Stucture
    2. Care Quality Commission (CQC)
      1. CQC stories
    3. The Big Hospital Experiment
    4. Trust board members and board papers
      1. Obstetrics and Gynaecology review
    5. Council of Governors
      1. About our Council of Governors
      2. Become a Trust member
    6. Regulatory information and privacy
      1. Privacy, Cookies and Disclaimer
      2. Freedom of Information
        1. Publication scheme
          1. Disclosure Log
      3. Declarations of Interest
      4. Equality and Diversity
      5. Information Governance
    7. Our partners
      1. Air Arts
      2. Information for health professionals
        1. Pathology for healthcare professionals
          1. Breath Testing Service
          2. Pathology test database
          3. Derbyshire Shared Care Pathology
            1. Shared Care Pathology guidelines
            2. What is shared care pathology?
            3. Shared Care Pathology Microbiology Guidelines
          4. Blood transfusion laboratory
          5. Cellular pathology
            1. Andrology laboratory services
            2. Cytology laboratory services
            3. Histology laboratory services
            4. Mortuary
          6. Chemical pathology, haematology and immunology
          7. Microbiology
            1. Complex Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy (COpAT)
            2. Microbiology serology tests
            3. Microbiology specimen information
            4. Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT)
            5. Consultant advice - microbiology
            6. Microbiology telephoned results
          8. UKAS Accreditation
        2. Pharmacy for health professionals
          1. Medicines Information Centre
          2. Formulary
          3. East Midlands Pharmacy Collaborative (EMPC)
          4. Derby-Burton Local Cancer Network
          5. Quality Assurance / Control Department
            1. Our facilities
            2. Quality assurance/control services
        3. Referring to us
          1. e-Referrals
          2. Referral forms and pathways
          3. Frail and older people single point of access
          4. ImpACT+ referrals
        4. Prescribing concerns
      3. Derby & Burton Hospitals Charity
    8. Communications and media
      1. Latest news
      2. CEO’s Blog
      3. Information for journalists
      4. Trust publication - UHDB news
  8. Research

    1. For patients
      1. How to take part in research
      2. Help us to design a study
      3. Patient research frequently asked questions
      4. Patient feedback
    2. For researchers
      1. Hosted studies
      2. Research groups
        1. D-BARN
      3. Sponsored Studies
      4. Research project training
        1. Research project training courses and dates
      5. Research Funding
      6. Standard operation procedures and policies
    3. For industry sponsors
      1. Metrics
      2. Testimonials
    4. Our research team
      1. Contact the research team
      2. Research Support Departments
        1. Radiology and Research
    5. COVID-19 and Research Trials
      1. COVID-19 Clinical Trials
    6. Derby Clinical Trials Support Unit (CTSU)
      1. Standard operating procedures (SOPs) and policies
      2. About Derby CTSU
      3. What we offer
        1. Study design and funding support
        2. Systematic literature review
        3. Trial management
        4. Data management
        5. Randomisation
        6. eCRF database
        7. Statistics
      4. Our clinical trials
        1. Our SWATs
      5. Frequently asked questions
      6. Testimonials
      7. Data privacy notice
    7. AFiRM Study
      1. About the AFiRM Study
      2. AFiRM recruitment process graph
      3. What is multiparametric MRI?
      4. For Study teams
      5. Contact the AFiRM Study team
    8. Recruiting studies
    9. How we use your data
    10. Research news