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Brandon Lane Surgery





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 Attached Staff Page for more details.

Doctors and Staff at the Surgery

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

Clinical Team

Dr-Khan-2014 - Copy Dr C F Khan
MBBS MRCGP (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne) 1987

Practice Nurse and Healthcare Assistant

Justine 1 Justine is our Practice Nurse: RGN

Our Practice Nurse undertakes all types of nursing duties, such as:

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

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

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.

Jenna: Healthcare Assistant

Jenna is our Healthcare Assistant. You may see Jenna if you require any of the following:

  • blood test
  • ecg
  • blood pressure check
  • health check
  • flu immunisation

Or other procedure as directed by the GP.

Jenna also assists Dr Khan in the minor surgery clinic. Healthcare Assistants work under the direction of the GP and are unable to diagnose medical conditions.

Management and Reception Team

karen2016w120 Karen Wood – Clinical Practice Manager
Karen deals with the running of the business. She also runs some health clinics and may assist in others.
Sue-Khan-2014 - Copy Sue Khan – Management Support
Sue is our Management Support, involved in areas such as, searches, monitoring & infection control.

Reception Staff

Our friendly reception team of Lisa, Leanne and Paige are your first point of contact, they will be happy to answer any queries that you may have. Lisa is the Reception Supervisor, and as such will be the initial contact for any complex queries or complaints. Lisa is also the Practice Lead for the Patient Participation Group, if you are interested in joining please let her know.

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.