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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!

NEW : Private Physiotherapy service at Markyate Surgery from September 2015, every Friday afternoon.

Asthma, COPD(Chronic Lung Disease management):

All doctors  have a good understanding of the modern management of respiratory diseases. Advice is available for assisting newly diagnosed asthmatics and patients with COPD and the review of patients. 

You must have your regular checks when necessary but, atleast annually.

Diabetes management

There are appointments available for all  Diabetic patients who are not followed up by the Hospital. Dr Sepai will see you for your annual Diabetic Review and follow up by monitoring your Diabetes every few months. We would urge you to attend  for your annual review.

Family Planning/Contraception

A full range of contraceptive care is provided by appointment including advice, prescription of different types of pills and injectable contraceptives .

Minor Surgery

These procedures  include Excision of warts, sebaceous cysts, warty lesions, joint, shoulder injections and are carried out by appointment with Dr.Sepai.

 In-House Smoking Cessation Clinic.

Our healthcare assistant and the doctors can provide practical advice and support as well as helping you  to quit smoking.

If you prefer, you can also ring the Herts ‘STOP SMOKING’ Freephone Helpline on :

0800 389 3998

Other services offered include :

  • Coronary Heart Disease management
  • Stroke
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Hypertension
  • Depression
  • Mental Health
  • Cancer 
  • Epilepsy
  • Dementia

Patients suffering the above or any other chronic complaints are expected to consult the doctor or practice nurse at least once annually  or when they are advised to make an appointment, to discuss the progress and benefits of the treatment.

 If you have been  invited for any of the above chronic conditions, we urge you to make an appointment to see the most appropriate Healthcare Professional. Our team of receptionists will be happy to help and guide you to the right clinician.

In-House Counselling:

Our Counsellor, Mrs. Bianco, has her clinics on Fridays between 2.00 P.M. and 6.30 P.M at the surgery,  strictly by appointment only. 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

 (CBT ) is also available by an in-house referral (Mr Charlie. Wykes).


 Osteopathy (private only) is offered in the practice on Tuesday & Thursdays (2:00 – 8:00 P.M.) by Mr David. Leach who can be  contacted on Tel : 07931 511797.


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