Meet the team

1: Dr Sajid Khan

LMC Chair

I am a GP at Church Lane Surgery and have worked there as a partner for the last 3 years. I have carried out all my medical training in West Yorkshire, having graduated from the University of Leeds in 2009, and completed my GP training locally on the Pennine Scheme. I have a keen interest in teaching, and I am directly involved with undergraduate medical education.

I am excited to join the LMC and hope to contribute in raising our profile locally as well as representing local GP interests.

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2: Dr Richard Loh

Medical Secretary

MBChB DRCOG

I am a GP at Rosegarth Surgery having moved from Queens Road Surgery on the 1st Feb 2019. I have been working as a GP in Calderdale since 2001. Prior to this, I trained as a GP in Barnsley and worked in various practices across South and West Yorkshire as a Locum GP. I am a graduate of the University of Leicester Medical School. I was born in Singapore where I spent my childhood.

I have been a committee member of the LMC since 2012. I am a full time GP and I love my work, caring for my patients. I am a keen cyclist in my spare time.

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3: Dr Jonathan Ring

Treasurer

I have worked at Stainland Road since 2018 and prior to that in both Kirklees (where I was also elected to the LMC) and Greater Manchester. I graduated from the University of Leicester in 2000. The pace of evolution and change of the 21st century NHS is unrelenting, and I believe passionately that General Practice should be at the vanguard of this. I enjoy the variety that general practice brings but have special interests around education and training as well as being one of both Calderdale & Kirklees CCG/Place’s Named GPs for Safeguarding. I also have roles as an RCGP Clinical Advisor, am a member of the NICE GP Reference Panel and a GMC Associate.

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4: Mr Marcus Beacham

LMC Director of Operations

I joined the LMC in January 2019 to support the development of the committee. Previously, I held senior positions within Local Authority and Public Health Commissioning as well as the Third Sector.

I am now the Director of Operations for Calderdale LMC and I am responsible for the leadership and coordination of the LMC Support Team. This includes responsibility for the key functions required by the Company Secretary of a Limited Company. In my role I am responsible for providing leadership on business planning, liaison, communication, representation and support service management. I work closely with the Chair and Medical Secretary and I am included in the LMC Executive team with a responsibility for non-clinical matters.

5: Dr Sohail Ahmed

Sohail is a GP at Caritas Group Practice.

6: Dr Majid Azeb

Majid is a GP at Spring Hall Group Practice

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7: Dr Geetha Chandrasekaran

Geetha is a Partner at Plane Trees Group Practice. Additionally, Geetha is the Clinical Director for the North Halifax PCN

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8: Dr Sangeetha Ganeshamoorthy

Sangeetha Ganeshamoorthy
MD nMRCGP DRCOG

I am a GP at Rastrick Health Centre and I have been working in Calderdale since 2014. I started my GP training with the Eastern Deanery in Kings Lynn and completed this in Birmingham West Country. I have interests in Dermatology and Contraception.

"I love being a GP and am quite excited to become a member of the LMC.'

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9: Dr Nathan King

I recently CCT'd in August 2020 after completing my training with the Pennine Scheme. I have done all my postgraduate training in West Yorkshire after graduating from The University of Manchester in 2016. I wanted to become a GP from the start of Medical School and now that I am fully qualified, I have not been disappointed! I'm currently a part-time salaried GP at The Northolme practice and a part-time locum. I'm very excited to be joining the LMC and representing the interests of general practice in Calderdale. In my spare time I enjoy days out with my young family, personal fitness, reading and being a bit of a nerd.

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10: Dr Dinesh Kumar MBBS

I completed my GP training with Pennine GP VTS and I have worked as GP in Calderdale since 2000. I joined PlaneTrees in 2016 and my interests include Diabetes Care and Information Technology in Healthcare.
I have been involved in LMC practice based commissioning and Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group over the last 10 years.
I believe in holistic care and preventive medicine.
In my spare time I enjoy Football and Formula 1

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11: Dr Michaela Mensah

My name is Michaela Mensah, I am a GP at Keighley Road Surgery where I have worked for 4.5years and became a partner 2 years ago. I love the challenge and variety general practice provides. I enjoy all clinical work but have a special interest in female health and palliative care.
We are facing significant changes in general practice and the shape of the health service nationally. I am excited to be at the forefront of these changes with the LMC and hope to lead primary care services in Calderdale forward to a stable and sustainable future.

Dr Michaela Mensah will also lead on Well-Being for the Calderdale LMC

12: Dr Raheem Mukhtar

Raheem is a GP at Boulevard Medical Practice

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13: Dr Seema Nagpaul

MBBS MRCGP DCH DRCOG

I currently work as a Partner at Spring Hall Medical Practice and I have been in Calderdale since 2000. Prior to this, I was a GP Partner in North London. I have an interest in Dermatology and I have worked as a GPwSI at Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust.

I have been a member of Calderdale LMC for about 12 years and I am the current LMC Chair. I am 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."

14: Dr Alia Sawar

After graduating from Leeds Medical school, I have worked in Calderdale and Kirklees where I completed my GP training in 2010. I worked as a salaried GP whilst having children, and I joined as GP Partner at Lister Lane Surgery in 2018 and I enjoy the challenges and rewards that my work brings. I am privileged that my role as a GP allows me to help my patients on many different levels. I have an interest in women’s health alongside lifestyle and preventative medicine and strive to emphasise this in my clinical practice. Since 2020 I have taken a lead in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education at our practice, supporting and teaching medical and physician associate students through their training. Becoming a member of LMC in April 2022 will increase my own understanding and development and opens up doors to a new area of General practice for me. As part of this role, I am excited to have an input into shaping the future of General Practice. Outside of work I am kept busy with my family with whom I enjoy sports, nature and travelling and I am grateful when I can relax through art, gardening and prayer.

15: Dr Asif Yaseen

I have worked as a GP principal at the Boulevard Medical Practice since 2004. I enjoy teaching and I am a GP trainer at the practice. I am also chair of PGPA, the GP federation in Calderdale.
I look forward to working with my colleagues on the LMC to make things better for General Practice in Calderdale.

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16: Davina McDonald

Liaison Project Officer

I joined the LMC in June 2020 as a PA/Administrator and I have recently accepted the role of Liaison Project Officer in July 2021. I have over 20 years of experience in the secretarial/PA, administrative, clerical and customer service fields, as well as an FDA in Hospitality and Management. Throughout the years, I have worked for the NHS at various locations such as Laisterdyke Clinic, The Boulevard Medical Practice, Bradford Hospital, Airedale Hospital and also the CCG. I am excited and looking forward to my new role at the LMC.
In my spare time I enjoy going to concerts, festivals, Comic-con’s, reading, travelling and experimenting in holistic therapies. I am a big food enthusiast and I love cooking and baking. I have appeared on Britian’s Best Dish representing Yorkshire, where I came 2nd in the country in the dessert category.