How we say thank you

We recognise our colleagues who demonstrate UHDB values and contribute to delivering our vision.

We know how important it is to recognise the exceptional work of our colleagues. Every day across our organisation people and teams show great compassion, openness and excellence to patients, their families and other UHDB colleagues.

Colleagues are recognised and thanked through thoughtful thank you cards, monthly Making a Difference Awards recognising teams and individuals who are showcasing excellence, annual Making a Difference Awards and long service awards.

Staff celebrating at table

Making a Difference Awards

In 2023, the annual Making a Difference Awards >  saw 1,089 nominations by colleagues and patients, recognising and praising teams and individuals across all UHDB sites and professions.

The awards ceremony, hosted by Paralympian gold medallist Richard Whitehead MBE and attended by 270 #TeamUHDB colleagues, showcased exceptional talent, innovation and care across the 10 award categories.

Richard Whitehead MBE holding Olympic medal

Retirement Awards

The Trust recognises the importance of retirement and the massive contribution our staff have made. Our staff have dedicated their lives to our Hospitals, with 10 and 20 years Trust Service therefore we want to mark the occasion and celebrate this fantastic achievement.

Alison Statham Student Nurse of the Year Award

This award is in memory of Alison Statham who was an instrumental, inspirational and loved nursing Sister at the Trust. She held the principles of nursing close to her heart and always went the extra mile. This award is a lasting legacy to Alison; it recognises the outstanding contribution from student nurses and it will encourage and maintain Alison’s inspirations drive, commitment, compassion, care and courage on a daily basis. We seek to find student nurses who show excellent and outstanding performance and go above and beyond their duties to make a real difference. We want to reward our student nurses for their commitment to our patients with their excellent care and professional attitudes.

Clinical Excellence Awards

Clinical Excellence Awards recognise and reward NHS consultants and academic GPs who perform ‘over and above’ the standard expected of their role. Awards are given for quality and excellence, acknowledging exceptional personal contributions. As there are a limited number of new awards agreed by Ministers, this makes the process very competitive.

To be considered for an award, a doctor will have to demonstrate achievements in developing and delivering high quality patient care, and commitment to the continuous improvement of the NHS.

The Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) administers the scheme. It is managed on the Committee’s behalf by a full-time secretariat in the Department of Health in England.

Clinical colleague holding award