National Awards

Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an award winning place to work. Recognised locally and nationally, we have been recognised as a beacon of excellence in a range of awards for clinical services.

Most recently we have been awarded with the following;


CQC Inspection Result – Good
Derby Teaching Hospitals was been assessed as ‘good’ overall following a four day inspection of the Trust’s hospital and community services by a team of CQC inspectors.

Inspectors highlighted strong leadership, good team working and individualised patient care they observed. Inspectors were impressed with the friendliness of our staff and the pride staff take in their work caring for our patients.

Nationally, less than 30% of Trusts have been rated as ‘good’ since the CQC began its new style inspections.

You can see the inspection reports in full here.


CHKS Excellence in A&E Award – Winner
The accident and emergency department at the Royal Derby Hospital won a top national award for ‘excellence in emergency care’ at the 2015 CHKS Top Hospitals awards.

Jason Harries, managing director, CHKS said: “Derby Teaching Hospitals should take pride in having won our excellence in A&E award. The judges were impressed by the Trust’s clear focus on patient experience and their ability to demonstrate compassionate care and good outcomes. The Trust also has very strong links with the community which is an important feature of any high performing emergency department.”

NHS Sustainability Awards

NHS Sustainability Awards – Transport Category – Winner
The work Derby Teaching Hospitals has done to promote environmentally friendly travel at work was chosen as the overall winner in the Transport category at the 2015 NHS Sustainability Awards.

That work has included incentive days, working closely with local cycle groups and bus operators, and offering discount schemes and bike servicing days.

A staff travel survey carried out in 2014 showed the Trust has reduced numbers of single-occupancy vehicles by 6% and seen increases in staff walking, cycling and using public transport.

Paul Brooks, Associate director of Patient Experience and Facilities for Derby Teaching Hospitals, said: “We are so proud of this win. This is a real recognition of the work being done by our team. We will continue to encourage as many people as we can to take environmentally-friendly and healthy travel options to work.”


Discover more about our awards and achievements here.