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A new name for Derby Hospitals

Published 01/04/2015

The Trust which runs Derby’s hospitals has from today changed its name. Derby Hospitals’ full name is now Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The new name reflects the fact that the Trust operates Derbyshire’s only teaching hospitals.

The change is to the name of the Trust only – the names of the Royal Derby Hospital and the London Road Community Hospital will stay the same.

Each year the Trust trains over 340 doctors, 200 nurses and midwives, and 50 allied health professionals and scientists. It also works closely with the universities of Derby and Nottingham through the Derby School of Health Sciences and the Medical School based at the Royal Derby Hospital. Teaching and training is worth around £25m a year to the Trust.

Derby's hospitals and community services already have a national reputation as a centre of excellence for many specialties and renaming the Trust to recognise its strong teaching role will enhance this. In addition, this will help the Trust attract experienced clinical staff to work in Derby.

Sue James, Chief Executive for Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “This change has been supported by our clinical staff and will enhance the Trust’s reputation, acknowledging on a wider scale than ever before the teaching and research which forms such an important part of our work.

“We want to recognise and celebrate that.”

Last Modified 01/04/2015