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It’s been a little over a month since Rothschild House and Markyate surgeries merged.  We are so pleased to be working with the local community in Markyate and would like to thank everyone for being patient with us during this transition.


Many thanks to those of you who attended our Open Day on Saturday 8th July; it was a fantastic day. We got the opportunity to meet over ninety of our patients, offer them health checks and answer their questions.


The two most commonly asked questions were:



  1. Whether patients would have a named doctor

  2. and

  3. What the plan is for new premises


The named doctor for all patients registered at Markyate surgery will be Dr Choudhury.  Dr Ravichander and one other, soon to be appointed doctor will also be covering the surgery.


Sadly, we will be saying goodbye to Dr Walters who retires in August, we would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr Walters for her invaluable service to the community, her kind assistance during the transition period and wish her a thoroughly enjoyable retirement. 


Unfortunately, the building previously designated for the new premises has been found to be unacceptable.  We are actively trying to secure new premises for the surgery and remain in regular contact with Dacorum Borough Council and NHS England in regards to this. We’re hoping to have news for you regarding premises very soon – watch this space!


Baby  Vaccination Clinic- MONDAYS 

docbabyAny of the doctors  can carry out the 6 -8  week health check of newborn babies, on any day of the week. Kindly make an appointment  with the Reception. Please remember to always bring your child health surveillance record book when you attend the clinic, and also when consulting with the doctor with regards to your child. 

Our Health Visitor is Mrs Emma Bacon who visits families with children aged up to five years. She liaises with the practice and she can be contacted on 01442 255882. 


General Ante-natal Clinic--WEDNESDAYS  

pregnant11The Midwife routinely sees expectant mothers between 2pm and 4pm  every Wednesday. If you are pregnant for the first time, or have had problems during previous pregnancies, please make an appointment with the doctor. 

Alternatively, if you have had normal pregnancies and are sure of your needs and the course of the pregnancy, the nurse can easily book you into the antenatal care system. 

Normally after your consultation at the surgery, a referral is made to the relevant midwife.

 For births in the Luton Dunstable Hospital, Mrs Theresa Bird will be your midwife.

For births in Watford Mrs Mc Craken will attend to you. The midwife will act on our referral on Wednesday when she arrives. Presently the first booking is performed by the midwife who will visit you at home


Cervical Cancer Screening  

Our female patients will receive a letter  from the Health Authority when they are due for a routine smear and asked to make an appointment with the practice nurse.  The screening is a relatively painless and simple, quick procedure carried out every three to five years, depending on age, or more frequently if clinically indicated. The results usually take between 4 to 6 weeks to be processed from the Laboratory.

Patients whose results are normal will receive a letter from the Health Authority and results which are abnormal will be dealt with by the Nurse or the doctor in the most appropriate way.

Some Patients are advised and reminded to have their smear if it is overdue.  The Surgery sends Reminder letters to these patients, we would appreciate patients to respond appropriately and attend for screening.
  

 

 
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