Stack Garth | Brandon | Durham | DH7 8SJ | telephone 0191 378 2099

Brandon Lane Surgery





Opening Hours

Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri 08:25am – 6:00pm
(phone lines open until 6pm)
08:25am – 3:00pm

**Practice Meetings & Development**

The surgery will be closing for one hour every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 12:30pm – 1:30pm. If you need to contact the surgery urgently during this time please ring us on 0191 378 2099 for further instruction.

The practice will close from 12:00pm every 3rd Thursday afternoon of the month along with other Durham & Chester-le-Street practices as part of practice development time.

Care Quality Commission

We are registered with the CQC, please navigate to our Care Quality Commission Page for more information and to download the reports.

Practice Leaflet

You can download our updated leaflet:

Practice Leaflet  [updated 2019]

Calculation of Mean Earnings

NHS England requires that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is publicised and the required disclosure is shown below.  However, it should be noted that the prescribed method of calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice and should not be used for any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparisons with other practices.

The average earning for GPs working in the Brandon Lane Surgery in the last financial year was £57,837 before taxation and National Insurance.  This is for 2 full time GPs and 1 locum GP who worked in the practice for more than 6 months.

About Us

Surgery Logo

All travellers who develop relevant symptoms, however mild, within 14 days of returning from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau should self-isolate at home immediately and call NHS 111. The Department of health are already recommending that travellers from Wuhan and Hubei province should self-isolate for 14 days, even if they do not have symptoms, due to the increased risk from that area.

We are a small practice and our aim is to provide a professional and caring service for all of our patients.  We have produced this website to provide you with information about the way the Practice is organised and the services that are provided directly by Practice Staff, or by other members of the Primary Health Care Team.  Services will, by necessity, change from time to time, please do not hesitate to telephone the Practice to check the current position.

Friends and Family Test

We have created a new page on our website explaining the Friends and Family Test. You can also answer the FFT Questionnaire online. Please navigate to this page:
About Friends and Family Test
Or click on the following link to go straight to the online Questionnaire:
FFT Questionnaire

Online Appointment Booking and Repeat Prescription Ordering

Patients can now access online appointment booking for certain Doctors. If you would like to register for this facility please speak to reception for an access form to use this service.
If you have already registered please click on the image below, this will take you to the Patient Access login screen.



Practice Area

Brandon Lane surgery accepts patients from the following areas:

  • Bearpark
  • Brancepeth
  • Brandon
  • Browney
  • Croxdale up to the A167 divide
  • Esh Winning
  • Langley Moor
  • Lowes Barn
  • Meadowfield
  • Merryoaks
  • Nevilles Cross
  • New Brancepeth
  • Stonebridge
  • Ushaw Moor
  • Whitesmocks

This website is for both existing patients and those considering registering with us. It tells you about our services, how to access them and some general information about how our Practice operates. Further details regarding the practice can be found at – click GP and type Brandon Lane Surgery in the search box.

Access for the Disabled

For your convenience the surgery has automatic doors to the main entrance of the Surgery, please press the buttons located on the walls to enter and exit.


The practice respects the privacy and dignity of all patients. The doctor, nurse or you as the patient may request a chaperone to be present during some examinations.

Hearing Loop

We have a portable hearing loop system in order to improve the sound quality for anyone who uses a hearing aid. Please set your hearing aid to the T setting and ask the receptionist to turn the loop on. The loop can be used at reception and during a consultation with the doctor.

Ambulance Service

If you require an ambulance for your hospital appointment, please ring the Travel Response Centre on: 03000 26999.
This service is only for people who are unable to travel by public transport. Ambulances cannot be booked by the Surgery.

From 1 April 2014 the Practice will no longer book ambulances. We will advertise the number to contact as soon as it becomes available.


There is a limited amount of car parking behind the surgery. When this is full there is some parking at the side and front of the building.

Zero Tolerance

This practice supports the Government’s NHS zero tolerance zone campaign.  GPs and their Staff have the right to care for others without fear of being attacked or abused.  We ask that you treat your GP and Practice Staff with courtesy and consideration.

Accident and Emergency

The Accident & Emergency Department at the University Hospital is open at all times for the emergency care of people stricken with sudden and acute illness or who are a victim of severe trauma. Unnecessary visits cause long delays for those in genuine need and reduce the money available for vital patient care.
The majority of minor injuries can be dealt with at the Practice without the need to visit hospital and we have appointments specifically for this. If you need an x-ray your waiting time may be reduced if you have seen your GP first.
Please contact us on:
0191 378 2099 during opening hours.
When the Practice is closed, please ring 111 for advice before going to A&E.

If is is a life threatening medical emergency, always dial 999.