Rewards and Recognition

Derby Teaching Hospitals celebrates excellence; we have a number of recognition schemes that honour our members of staff for their dedication, innovation and excellence they provide for our staff and patients. These include:

pride-of-derby-logoPride of Derby

Pride of Derby is our staff recognition award scheme that centres on our CARE values which encompasses Compassion, Attitude, Respect and Equality. We want to recognise staff that go the extra mile to improve patient care and staff experience. Our staff can be nominated by patients, relatives, colleagues and the public; we want to make our staff feel valued and appreciated.

success logoCelebrating Success

Celebrating Success is our annual awards event to reward our staff who have made a real difference and is an opportunity to showcase the excellent work and achievements of our Trust.  Our awards are centred around our PRIDE Values, over the years our staff have shown true innovation, exemplary team work and dedication to their jobs and our Trust.


Reaching 25 and 40 years long service is a milestone the Trust believes should be recognised and celebrated. Each year we hold an awards event to honour our loyal and dedicated staff with a certificate, gift card and pin badge.

Retirement Awards

The Trust recognises the importance of retirement and the massive contribution our staff have made. Our staff have dedicated their lives to our Hospitals, with 10 and 20 years Trust Service therefore we want to mark the occasion and celebrate this fantastic achievement.

 ISS Gem Awards

Our GEM Awards are presented every month to our ISS staff that show outstanding performance and go that extra mile.

 Healthcare Support worker of the Year

Our Healthcare Support Worker of the Year is presented to Clinical Support Workers who have made a real difference. We want to reward our Healthcare Support Workers who strive to improve quality healthcare, uphold and promote equality, diversity and inclusion and who always show compassion and deliver high quality care. The award is presented at the Clinical Support Conference, where our staff members can be recognised and shown our true gratitude.

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Alison Statham Student Nurse of the Year

This award is in memory of Alison Statham who was an instrumental, inspirational and loved nursing Sister at Derby Teaching Hospitals. She held the principles of nursing close to her heart and always went the extra mile. This award is a lasting legacy to Alison; it recognises the outstanding contribution from student nurses and it will encourage and maintain Alison’s inspirations drive, commitment, compassion, care and courage on a daily basis. We seek to find student nurses who show excellent and outstanding performance and go above and beyond their duties to make a real difference. We want to reward our student nurses for their commitment to our patients with their excellent care and professional attitudes.

Clinical Excellence Awards

Clinical Excellence Awards recognise and reward NHS consultants and academic GPs who perform ‘over and above’ the standard expected of their role. Awards are given for quality and excellence, acknowledging exceptional personal contributions. As there are a limited number of new awards agreed by Ministers, this makes the process very competitive.

To be considered for an award, a doctor will have to demonstrate achievements in developing and delivering high quality patient care, and commitment to the continuous improvement of the NHS.

The Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEAadministers the Scheme. It is managed on the Committee’s behalf by a full-time Secretariat in the Department of Health in England and Wales has a Secretariat in the Welsh Government.