Dr Rajinder Singh Saluja

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Dr Rajinder Singh Saluja

Principal & Senior Partner, The Saluja Clinic

Dr Rajinder Singh Saluja was born in Burma where he was raised before having to leave the country as communist rule took over.

Dr Saluja left his family to study medicine at a young age in India, where he obtained his Bachelors in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) before going on to complete his House Officer Training at the Nilratam Sarcar Medical College in India.

En route to see his brother in America, Dr Saluja was offered a job as a doctor in England which he accepted and commenced his work in the Clinical Assessment Unit in Luton & Dunstable Hospital in 1974.

He went on to carry out his Senior House Officer posts in the Lister Hospital, Stevenage, Herts; Bury General Hospital, Lancs; and the QEII Hospital in Welwyn Garden City.  At this time, he had a special interest in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and completed his Part 1 MRCOG and was on the Obstetric Specialist Register

Dr Saluja was the amongst the first cohorts to commence what was at the time, the new GP Vocational Training Scheme, in 1977 which was completed under the supervision of Dr J Hersey as his vocational trainer and clinical supervisor at St Michael’s House, Horton Way South.

Dr Saluja went on to join a GP Practice in Greater London, Feltham, Teddington, where he started off as a GP Partner in 1978 to 1986.

In 1986, a small GP Practice in Southall was under procurement due to a GP retiring in the area. After a rigorous interview and selection process, Dr Saluja was offered the position having been selected from over 30 other GPs bidding for the site and also being the first ethnic minority GP in the area.  The practice was initially named the “Arog Medical Centre” on Trinity Road in Southall, with a patient list size of 400.

Within weeks, patients from the area joined the practice and Dr Saluja quickly outgrew his premises.  Dr Saluja, being multi-lingual and fluent in Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Burmese, Bengali and English, attracted many patients who found it difficult to speak to doctors in England.  Further to this, many of his patients from his previous practice in Feltham re-registered with him to remain under his care.

In 1997, Dr Saluja opened the current site, The Saluja Clinic, where the patient list size has now grown to over 10,000 patients. 

Whilst working at the Saluja Clinic, Dr Saluja qualified as a Forensic Medical Examiner (FME/Police Surgeon) in 1999 covering West London.  This role entailed attending Police Stations for Medical Examinations whilst also attending the Courts as a professional witness.

In 2000, Dr Saluja was selected from the Metropolitan Police Service to become one of three doctors to look after patients at London Heathrow Customs Detention Centre.

Dr Saluja stepped back from his duties with the Metropolitan Police service in 2016 to focus on his General Practice work.  He currently remains as a GP Principle and Senior Partner working alongside his son, Angad, and enjoys participating as a board member of several charitable trusts in his spare time.