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Doctor Staff

Medical Students

From time to time the practice has medical students on 3 week placements at Brandon Lane Surgery.  The students may sit in on the consultation or speak to you without the doctor being present.  The student will always consult with the doctor regarding your symptoms and therefore you will receive the same high standard of care as usual.

If we have a student you will receive a card when you come into reception.  Please let the receptionist know if you would prefer that the student was not present during your consultation. Students need this valuable experience and we therefore appreciate your co-operation. 


Attached Staff

The Surgery is also services by Community Staff such as, District Nurses, Health Visitors and Community Midwives. Please navigate to our Community Staff Page for more details.




Doctors and Staff at the Surgery

Dr C F Khan
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MBBS MRCGP (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne) 1987


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Advanced Practitioner

Jan can diagnose and treat the majority of minor ailments and injuries and is able to undertake chronic disease management. She is also able to refer and prescribe as apporpriate. Jan works at the surgery on Monday, Thursday and Friday.

The Doctors of Brandon Lane Surgery provide Standard General Medical Services and hold a contract with the North Durham Clinical Commissioning Group.

Primary Healthcare Team

Karen Wood
Practice Manager

Karen is the Clinical Practice Manager and deals with the running of the business.

Karen also runs some health clinics and may assist in others.

Sue Khan
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Management Support

Sue is our Management Support, invoilved in areas such as searches, monitoring & infection control.

Management Support

Reception Staff



Our friendly reception team, Leanne, Helen and Clair are your first point of contact, they will be happy to answer any queries that you may have. When telephoning for medical attention you may be asked for a few details.  Both our Reception Staff are fully trained and ask for these details in order that we can help you in the most appropriate way.

Our Receptionists are very busy at certain times of the day and we ask that you be patient. They help ease the flow of patients for the Doctors, Nurses and Health Professionals and keep the Practice running smoothly.  They are here to help you. 

Sometimes they may need to ask for further details.  They are not being nosey and are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the Doctors and Nurses.

All medical information, which is held on your behalf, is governed by the Data Protection Act and Staff are vigilant in ensuring that only essential information is made known to other Practice Staff.

Receptionists are the engine house of the Surgery, doing a wide range of administrative jobs, answering telephone calls and greeting patients at the counter.  At times there may be slight delays so please be patient until they can attend to you.



Practice Nurses


Our Practice Nurses undertake all types of nursing duties, such as:

  • health checks
  • childhood immunisations
  • minor ailment advice
  • smears
  • chronic disease management

They have many years nursing experience and will be happy to answer any health questions that you may have.

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 Some of the procedures include:

  • Cervical Smear Tests
  • ECGs
  • Ear Syringing - (there is a risk of perforating the ear drum, therefore an appointment to assess will be given in the first instance then a followup appointment for any treatment will be set if appropriate)
  • Injections
  • Routine Immunisations
  • Dressings
  • Travel Vaccinations
  • Advice concerning minor ailments and injuries

All Nursing work is under the clinical direction of the Doctors, however, in certain situations, patients can consult the Practice Nurse directly without seeing the Doctor first - ask the Receptionist.

Senior Healthcare Assistant

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Carole is our Senior Healthcare Assistant. If the Doctor decides you need to have blood taken, you may be booked in with Carole. She will not, however, be able to answer any medical questions you may have. Carole also runs various other health clinics and assists in minor surgery.