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Celebrating Success Winners 2016

Celebrating Success
Winners of Celebrating Success 2016 were announced at the Annual Members' Meeting and Celebrating Success Awards Ceremony on the 27 September at The Roundhouse. 


  • Overall we received 95 entries
  • Judges narrowed each category down to 3 shortlisted projects and 4 shortlisted for Team of the Year    
  • Over 1600 votes were cast by staff for their winners 


 Click HERE to have a look at the photographs from this year's event.



Well done to the winners! They are:


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Priorities for the Care of the Dying Patient in the Emergency Department

Putting Patients First

Priorities for the Care of the Dying Patient in the Emergency Department 

Priorities for the Care of the Dying Patient in the Emergency Department focuses on patients (and those important to them) nearing the end of their life deserving to have a consistent, timely, and holistic approach to care. The project focuses on the priorities for the care of the dying patient in the Emergency Department and is based on five recognised and established priorities.

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Insulin Safety


Right First Time

Insulin Safety  

The Insulin Safety Team was set up in response to insulin errors in the Trust. Previous National Diabetes Inpatient Audits showed several ‘below average’ parameters including insulin errors in prescription and management. The outstanding benefit of having the team in place is to ensure an immediate response to any insulin related issues and the role we had in significantly reducing the insulin errors and improving the general care of inpatients with diabetes. In addition to this, the team is elevating hospital’s profile at a national level.

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Resus Trolley Vending Machine

Investing our Resources Wisely

Resus Trolley Vending Machine

A member of the Trust’s Resus training team wondered what would be an efficient way to replenish the cardiac arrest trolleys from a central source that would be easily available to all parts of the hospital 24 hours a day. The team found a good partner in e-Tradeway who provided the vending machine, on a temporary basis to see if the idea worked. Staff are now able to access products to refill the arrest trolley 24/7, it has reduced waste of arrest trolley items, which is common across the Trust.

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Advanced Clinical Practice


Developing our People

Advanced Clinical Practice

The Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) role offers exciting opportunities for staff to remain clinical, developing their clinical career, while supporting leadership in wards and medical teams as a senior member of the ward team, with their years of previous clinical experience. There are now 56 practitioners - a mix of trained and trainees - and the Trust is recognised as a centre of excellence for Advanced Clinical Practice. ACP provides a stable workforce within the clinical environment, improving patient safety, working alongside the medical team ensuring that patients receive excellent clinical care, while supporting Trust and national CQUINs and quality improvement initiatives such as DNACPR and Mental Capacity Act.

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The Liaison Team

Ensuring Value from Partnership

The Liaison Team: Integrating Physical and Mental Heath Care through Partnership working at Royal Derby Hospital 

The Liaison Team was commissioned in South Derbyshire in April 2013 by Hardwick CCG, with the aim of providing a rapid response 24/7 service for people aged over 18. The team provides a comprehensive range of specialist knowledge for patients and staff within Royal Derby Hospital. Due to the work of this team there has been a reduction in length of stay, with the average length of stay decreasing for all patient groups with a mental health or substance misuse diagnosis code recorded.

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Celebrating success 2016 - team of the year


Chairman's Team of the Year

Centralised Outpatient Administration & Casenote Services

The Centralised Outpatient Administration and Casenotes Service teams have continuously put patients first by being involved in the design and then delivery of some key changes to our access agenda. This has included supporting patients to better understand some quite fundamental changes to the way we manage our patient transport service. 

They have also embraced new training opportunities designed to improve their customer service skills and RTT understanding to support getting things right first time, evidenced by the Trust’s improving RTT performance. They have also supported the trust to invest its resources more wisely, by contributing to the planning and execution of initiatives such as: The Hybrid mail design and roll-out, Text reminder service, Overseas visitors management,  RTT & Lorenzo continuation training and many more.

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Sonia Greenwood - Employee of the Year 2016

Employee of the Year

Sonia Greenwood 

Sonia shows her patients exceptional care and compassion and goes out above and beyond. She was nominated by her patients for turning their lives around; she has reduced a patient's number of admissions and the severity and length of those admissions.

In addition to her role she has started an Asthma Support Group, which she attends in her own time, she allows her patients to contact her outside of working hours, on evenings and weekends, going above and beyond. Last September a patient’s father took part in a triathlon to raise money for the Respiratory Department, our Employee of the Year and her family went along on a Sunday to support him, illustrating how she always puts her patients first.


A huge congratulations to all our shortlisted finalists!

Improving the Patient's Discharge Experience
Home of Choice Coordinator 
Gynaecology Assessment Unit Rapid Access Service
Advanced Pharmacist Prescribers - Short Stay Team
Reducing our Carbon Footprint
The Patient Email Service
Critical Thinking
The Orthopaedic Care Competency Package
Men Urged to Avoid 'Silent Killer'
Innovation in the Patient Pathway – Improved Blood Samples  

Highly Commended  

Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACPs)

Endoscopy Team 

Ambulatory Care Centre 







Award Posters

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Priorities for the Care of the Dying Patient in the Emergency Department
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Insulin Safety
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Resus Trolley Vending Machine
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Advanced Clinical Practice
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The Liaison Team: Integrating Physical and Mental Health Care through Partnership working at Royal Derby Hospital
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Centralised Outpatient Administration & Casenote Services