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Our performance

Derby Teaching Hospitals is recognised by the Department of Health as a high performing Trust and has a strong track record and reputation for delivering quality patient care.

Patient safety, patient experience and the effectiveness of treatment and care are our top priority and we continually monitor our services to ensure we deliver the best care for the best value.

Derby cares …

“The Royal Derby Hospital is a facility of international standing. Patients will benefit from the first class care delivered in this state-of-the-art hospital. This is the NHS at its best.”

Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS Medical Director

Quality of services

Each year the Trust produces a range of documents including an Annual Report and Quality Account. These outline our achievements and the improvements we have made, and demonstrate the commitment of the Board and our staff to deliver the highest possible quality of care with the available resources.

View the latest Care Quality Commission inspection report

Friends & family test

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Our achievements

Patient safety

Derby Hospitals was shortlisted for two national safety awards in 2014 for clinical leadership in patient safety and our contribution to end of life care


  • In June of 2014 we “signed up to Safety” and joined the national campaign to reduce harm across the NHS and as a result save 6,000 lives
  • In 2014 Derby Hospitals launched its own patient safety 10 campaign aimed at improving safety in 10 key areas.

Patient experience


  • 84% of patients surveyed rated their overall experience as 7 or above out of 10 (national inpatient survey 2013)

  • 92% of patients surveyed felt they were treated with dignity and respect (national inpatient survey 2013)

  • We were delighted to win the Department of Health’s inaugural Award for Compassionate Care at the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards in November 2013.

Our inflatable door, cutting the risk of infections spreading in our hospitals, won the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network Award for Patient Safety. 

We won a national award in 2013 for increasing the uptake of flu vaccinations for frontline staff, helping keep our patients safe in the winter.

Our rheumatology team was named Healthcare Champions by the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society. 

Our specialist multiple sclerosis nurse Caroline Jordan was named
Nurse of the Year in the 2013 annual Multiple Sclerosis Awards and our Clinical Pharmacist Sue Shaw won the title of Clinical Pharmacist of the Year.

We enhanced care for elderly patients and patients with dementia, complementing existing nursing support with innovative schemes based on intergenerational partnerships between young volunteers and elderly patients. 

Intercare Health - a partnership between Derby Hospitals and the city’s GPs won the diabetic care award at the Patient Safety and Care Integration Awards, helping diabetes patients in Derby.