Meet the team

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10: Dr Seema Nagpaul

LMC Chair

MBBS MRCGP DCH DRCOG

Seema works as a Partner at Spring Hall Medical Practice and has been in Calderdale since 2000. Prior to this, she was a GP Partner in North London. Seema has an interest in Dermatology and has worked as a GPwSI at Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust.

She has been a member of Calderdale LMC for about 12 years and is the current LMC Chair. She is a forward-thinker with a progressive approach:

"I am a firm believer that General Practice can be sustainable and fulfilling for both the profession and patients, despite the current climate, if we work together to adapt and develop."

"In my spare time(!) I love to travel and decorate cakes."

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20: Dr Richard Loh

Medical Secretary

MBChB DRCOG

Richard is the senior GP Partner at Queens Road Surgery. He has been working as a GP in Calderdale since 2001. Prior to that, he trained as a GP in Barnsley and worked in various practices across South and West Yorkshire as a Locum GP. He is a graduate of University of Leicester Medical School. He was born in Singapore where he spent his childhood.

He has been a committee member of the LMC since 2012. He is a full time GP and loves his work, caring for his patients. He is a keen cyclist in his spare time.

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40: Dr Vasuki Vivekananthan

Vice Secretary

MBBS MRCGP

Suki works as a Partner at Todmorden Group Practice. She has been a member of the LMC for 1 year.

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50: Dr Dinesh Kumar

Treasurer

Dinesh is a Partner at Plane Trees Group Practice

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60: Dr Steven Chambers

Steven is a Partner at Church Lane Surgery

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70: Dr Ben Wyatt

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80: Dr Majid Azeb

Majid is a Partner at Southowram Surgery and a co-opted member of the LMC.

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90: Dr Geetha Chandrasekaran

Geetha is a Partner at Plane Trees Group Practice.

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100: Dr Quratulain Chaudhry

Ainie is a Partner at Station Road Surgery

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110: Dr Azhar Siddiqui

BSc, MD, MRCGP

Azhar works as a Partner at Keighley Road Surgery. He has been a member of the LMC since 2013 and is also a Board Director of the Pennine GP Alliance.

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120: Dr Nigel Taylor

AKC MB BS

Nigel has worked in Calderdale since he was a GP Trainee. He works as a Partner at Hebden Bridge Group Practice and has done since 1995. His medical interests include Respiratory Medicine, Minor Surgery/Joint injections and cost-effective, safe prescribing.

Nigel has attended LMC meetings for some years but only became a committee member in 2016. He is a GP Member of Calderdale CCG Governing Body and has been since its inception.

"I love being a GP. We are the only doctors caring for the whole person over longer periods of time. We have a vital role to continue to play in a quickly changing environment."

"In my spare time I love making the most of our beautiful Pennine countryside."

130: Dr Rukhsana Hussain

Sessional GP Representative, Website Development and Maintenance Lead

MBChB MRCP ( 2009) MRCGP (2013) DRCOG

Rukhsana works as an Independent Locum GP in Calderdale and surrounding areas. She has worked at several Practices in the area since completing the Pennine VTS scheme in 2013. She joined the LMC as Sessional GP Representative in January 2017.

Her role has involved improving engagement with Sessional GPs as well as representing their interests. She has also taken responsibility for developing the LMC website, working alongside Fourteenfish and Tracy Worrall.

Rukhsana is passionate about General Practice, Evidence-Based Medicine and Medical Education. She founded The Pennine GP Learning Group in 2016 to enable GPs to learn with their peers and continues to run it on a monthly basis. Presentations are uploaded to the Group's website for the benefit of the wider GP community. She is also the administrator for the Learning Group's active WhatsApp forum.

"I believe a strong commitment to one's professional and personal development is the key to providing the best possible care for patients"

140: Miss Tracy Worrall

PA to Calderdale LMC

Tracy joined the LMC in 2017 as PA. She also works as Operational Manager at Spring Hall Medical Practice.

Tracy's role is extensive but includes distributing and responding to emails, typing minutes of meetings and publishing the LMC newsletter.