Meet our Uni Team


Patient Information: Other PMP Doctors will provide holiday and sickness cover

Dr Roderick James (m)

Qualifications MB ChB MRCGP DRCOG Sheffield University (1983)

Dr James main interests are in children’s health and he is involved in training medical students and GP Registrars.

Dr James works half time at the Uni and half time at Chaddesden.

GMC 2614915

Dr Jonathon Cox (m)

Qualifications BSc MB BChir MRCGP DRCOG Cambridge University (1986)

Dr Cox’s main interests are in Diabetes, Asthma, Ear Nose and Throat problems as well as joint injections.

Dr Cox works half time at the Uni and half time at Chaddesden.

GMC 3017760

Dr Rachel Burnett (f)
Qualifications BM BS Nottingham University (1999)

Dr Burnett did 2 years of hospital medicine before joining the practice as a Registrar in 2005 and became a salaried GP in 2006.  Since October 2010 Dr Burnett is now a partner in the practice.  Her areas of interest are Palliative Care and Women’s Health.

Dr Burnett works half time at the Uni and half time at Chaddesden.

(Part time) GMC 4645476


Nurse Practitioners

Joy Simpson and Laura Cremin are our Uni Nurse Practitioners who can see patients for minor illnesses (except for children under the age of one or pregnant ladies).

Nurse Practitioner Leaflet

Mrs Joy Simpson (f)

Qualifications: RGN, Independent Nurse Prescriber, Dip in Diabetes management

Joy has held her RGN qualification since 1992. Is an experienced practice nurse having worked in several Derby city practices.  More recently working as a Diabetes Specialist nurse for Southern Derbyshire.

Joy is now working towards her Msc in Advanced practice and covers surgeries at the Chaddesden, Oakwood and University sites.

Mrs Laura Cremin (f)

Qualifications: RGN . Dip. Nursing (Adult) Independent Nurse Prescriber. Working towards MSc Advanced Practice.
Laura has recently joined the practice after working at the A&Edepartment in Derby for 8 years. She has a vast experience with emergency care and looks forward to using this in the primary care setting.
When she is not working she enjoys cooking for friends & family and walks in the Peak District with her son and husband.

Laura covers the University Site, Chaddesden and Borrowash .


Clare Taylor (f)

Qualifications: RGN

Julie Hughes (f)

Qualifications: RGN

Healthcare Assistant

Rachel Brown (f)
Rachel is one of our Healthcare Assistants. Rachel works at our Chaddesden, Borrowash and University sites

  Health Care Assistant (HCA)

Reception Team

Carol Murney

Maxine Josephs

Jane Hadfield


Patient Participation Group

The practice is fortunate in having a very active PPG. If you are interested in becoming involved please contact the Chairman, Rick Bailey, on 01332 677 474.

There is a PPG notice board at our Borrowash Surgery.

What is a Patient Participation Group?


We are looking for more new members to join us. We meet every 4-6 weeks at the Chaddesden Surgery in the evening.

The group is made up of all different people of all ages from all walks of life. We particularly need people in the 20-35 ages range, but everyone is welcome. We currently have an age range of 15 to 80+ the group looks at current health issues and helps the practice plan future services.

If you do not have the time to attend meetings, we are setting up a virtual patient group, so you can join in the decision making process of the practice via email.

If you want to know more please speak to reception and someone will contact you.