Meet the team

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10: Dr Seema Nagpaul

LMC Chair

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."

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20: Dr Dinesh Kumar MBBS

Vice Chair

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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30: 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.

40: Dr Jonathan Ring

Treasurer

Jonathan is a GP at Stainland Road Practice

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50: 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.

60: Dr Rukhsana Hussain

Sessional GP Representative, Locum GP, GP Appraiser

MBChB MRCP ( 2009) MRCGP (2013) DRCOG

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

My role involves improving engagement with Sessional GPs as well as representing their interests. I also developed the LMC website and maintained it between October 2017 and January 2019.

I am passionate about General Practice, Evidence-Based Medicine and Medical Education. I founded The Pennine GP Learning Group in 2016 to enable GPs to learn with their peers and I continue to run this on a monthly basis. The group has a dedicated website where presentations are uploaded for the benefit of the wider GP community. I also work in the capacity of a GP Appraiser.

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

70: Dr Amit Jagota

I am a hard working GP at Queens Road Surgery with an interest in teaching. I am also a GP tutor and FY2 educational and clinical supervisor.
For the last 6 years I have been involved in appraising GP's within the Calderdale area.
I truly enjoy my job as a General Practitioner and now being part of Calderdale LMC I will be able to help support our local GP's.
My outside interests include football, running and cricket. I completed the London Marathon in April 2018.

80: Dr Emma Gayle MBchB 1988

I joined Brig Royd Surgery in Ripponden as a partner in June 2018. I graduated from Sheffield University and trained to be a GP in Bradford. After spending 10 years as a GP partner in Bradford, I took my family to Jamaica to work for 4 years, trying government employment and being self-employed. Upon returning to the UK in 2010 I tried a variety of locum and salaried posts in West Yorkshire before joining the Brig Royd team.

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90: 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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100: 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

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110: Dr Nigel Taylor

AKC MB BS

I have worked in Calderdale since I was a GP Trainee. I work as a Partner at Hebden Bridge Group Practice and have done since 1995. My medical interests include Respiratory Medicine, Minor Surgery/Joint injections and cost-effective, safe prescribing. I am also the Clinical Director for the Upper Calder Valley PCN.

I have attended LMC meetings for some years but I only became a committee member in 2016.

"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."

120: Dr Sajid Khan

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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130: 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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140: 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.