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Mondays to Fridays, 8.00am - 6.30pm

(excluding bank holidays - Call out is available in an emergency situation)


There are six permanent GP Partners working at the Golden Brook.

All work together as a team, to provide urgent and routine medical cover.

Patients aged over 75 years, or those with a long term medical condition are required to have a “Named GP”, please enquire at reception if you would like to know who your named GP is.


Dr Cartwright (f) is the Senior Partner, having joined the practice in 1992. She graduated from Manchester in 1988 and trained as a GP in the North West of England. Dr Cartwright and her family live in Derbyshire and enjoy travel and entertaining friends.
Dr Luff (f) joined the practice in 2002 . She graduated from the University of Leeds in 1992 and trained as a GP in Yorkshire . She has lived in the local area since 1997 and has worked in local surgeries. She also worked for a number of years in the Diabetic clinic at the Queens Medical Centre. Dr Luff and her family are keen musicians.
Dr Duncan Gooch (m) trained at the University of Nottingham and graduating in 2005 he undertook his specialist GP training in Derbyshire. More recently he has taken on a senior clinical leadership role within the locality. Dr Gooch enjoys playing rugby and spending time with his wife and sons.
Dr Mead (m) trained in Nottingham and graduated in 2005. Following the completion of his specialist training in General Practice he worked gaining a wide range of experience in the Nottingham area. Dr Mead and his wife enjoy weekend breaks in their camper van!
Dr Ruth Gooch (f) joined the practice in 2014. She also graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2005. Dr Gooch undertook her specialist GP training in Derby, before working in Stapleford. Dr Gooch enjoys spending time with her two young sons.
Dr Burton (m) graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2009 and has recently completed his specialist GP training in the Mansfield area. Dr Burton and his wife have two young children. He is a keen and accomplished runner in his spare time.
  Dr Twomey (m) joined the practice in 2018.

Teaching within the Practice

We have been a Training Practice for several years with the Derby Vocational Training Scheme. Dr Duncan Gooch is the lead Trainer but the trainees spend time with all the Partners, who undertake training and tutorials.

Registrar Doctors

GP Registrars are fully qualified doctors who are in the process of undertaking specialist training in general practice. 


We also occasionally have students here for a 4 week placement. These are university students training to become doctors. You will normally be informed if there is a student sitting in with the doctor you wish to see and asked if you are prepared to have the student in your consultation.

Video Consultations

As part of their training both the registrars and students have to do video consultations. You will always be asked if you are happy for this to happen and then given an information leaflet and consent form. A recording will not be undertaken without a patient's consent and intimate or physical examinations will not be recorded. The camera will be switched off on request. You have every right to say no if you feel uncomfortable with this & it will not affect the care we provide for you in any way. 

Published 6th December 2018

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