|Dr Richard Loh (m)|
Dr Richard Loh MB.ChB. DRCOG
I joined Rosegarth & Siddal Surgeries from 1st February 2019. Before that, I was a GP at Queens Road Surgery, Halifax since 2002. After almost 17 years, I felt that I needed a change of environment and Rosegarth & Siddal seemed ideal for me.
I was born and brought up in sunny Singapore where I spent my childhood and completed my A levels and compulsory National Service. Then I moved to the UK where I trained as a doctor at the University of Leicester Medical School and graduated in 1993. I had decided to become a GP and completed my GP training in South Yorkshire.
I am a fairly active person. In my spare time, I used to practice Iaido – a form of Japanese Swordsmanship martial arts using the samurai sword. I had attained the rank of 2nd Dan (Black Belt). I had to stop as my arms were starting to ache swinging the sword too many times. I now cycle for sport and exercise. It is kinder on the knees than running.
I live with my family in Halifax. I have 2 boys who are still studying. My wife is a qualified advanced nurse practitioner in Calderdale. In the weekends and occasional weekday evenings, we attend social/ballroom dances.