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National Awards 2015


Butterfly Awards

Best Hospital Bereavement Team – Derby Teaching Hospitals Bereavement Link Team

This multi-disciplinary team supports families after they have lost a baby through stillbirth, miscarriage or neonatal death. They were named Best Hospital Bereavement Team after winning a public vote.

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E Health Insider awards

Best Use of IT to support Healthcare Business Efficiency – Htrak

A simple idea - based on the barcode scanners used in supermarkets - which is transforming surgical operations at the Royal Derby Hospital won a major national award.

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Royal College of Emergency Medicine - Young Investigator Award 

Dr Andrew Tabner and Dr Graham Johnson won this award to continue developing a research project to look at using salbutamol to treat kidney stones. It will allow them to further their research.


Association of Volunteer Managers Awards 

Excellence in Volunteer Services Management  - Volunteer Services at Derby Teaching Hospitals. (Winner)


HSJ Sustainability Awards

Overall winner - Travel Plan for Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Derby Teaching Hospitals won this award for the travel plan compiled for staff, patients and visitors.

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NHS Leadership Awards

Coach/Mentor of the Year – Sam Walker

Former Chief Executive Sue James received a lifetime achievement award for her contribution to the NHS, as she came to the end of an illustrious career.

The Trust was also shortlisted in five categories: 

Inspirational leader – Jenny Sidle, lead nurse for operations; Collaborative leader – Neil Radford, associate director of operations; Development Champion - Clare Sutherland, lead ACP; Innovator – James Mayne, E-procurement manager.

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Building Better Healthcare Awards 

Derby Teaching Hospitals Facilities Management Team shortlisted for Facilities Team of the Year and Air Arts shortlisted for Collaborative Arts Project of the Year. 


Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialist Association Awards

Team of the Year – Parkinson’s Team at Derby Teaching Hospital  (Winner)


GS1 Global Awards 

Global Award – Htrak barcode scanner

A simple idea which has been transforming surgery at Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been honoured in a global award scheme.

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British Lymphology Association - Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr Vaughan Keeley received this accolade at the annual conference for the association. He said it was ‘a complete surprise’.

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CHKS Awards

Best Accident and Emergency Care Awards - Royal Derby Hospital Emergency Department. (Winner)

The accident and emergency department at the Royal Derby Hospital has won a top national award for ‘excellence in emergency care.

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HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards

Workforce Efficiency and Training and Development Categories – Emergency Department Workforce redesign.

A successful scheme to recruit and retain more middle-grade doctors in the Emergency Department was named as the winner in two categories. The Trust was also shortlisted in two categories: The Elective Procedures Unit was shortlisted in the Acute Service Redesign category, and HTrak was shortlisted in Technology and IT.

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HSJ awards

Shortlisted in the Workforce category for ED Workforce redesign, and the Service Redesign category for work in the Elective Procedures Unit. 


East Midlands Academic Health Science Network Awards

Medical Technology category - Improving Patient Experience of major foot and ankle surgery using disposable elastomeric anaesthetic infusion pumps.

A multi-disciplinary team, who have been working on this scheme for around two years, were successful in winning the award.

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