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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!

Safeguarding Children and Adults

Safeguarding Children

In our society, there will always be some children who are abused and neglected. Children have a right to be kept safe from harm, and protecting children is everyone's responsibility. 

If you suspect for any reason that a child is not being treated correctly, please contact the following numbers:

  • The Police 999

  • Children, Schools & Families (including out of hours): 0300 123 4043

  • The Child Abuse Investigation Unit can be contacted on: 0845 33 00 222. This is a specialist team that is a department within the police with countywide responsibility for undertaking child protection investigations.

      For more information about the work of the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB), see the link called Hertfordshire Safeguarding.

      Useful links:

       Safeguarding Adults

      A vulnerable adult is any person aged 18 years or over who is or may be in need of community services because of mental or other illness, disability or age, and who is, or may be, unable to take care of themselves against significant harm or serious exploitation.


      Abuse is a violation of an individual's human and civil rights and may consist of a single act or repeated actions. It may be physical, sexual, financial, psychological or institutional, or may relate to neglect or discrimination.

      If you have concerns that a vulnerable adult is being abused:


      • Call us on the adult social care number: 0300 123 4042

      • If there is a danger to life, a risk of injury or a crime is taking place, call the Police by dialling 999.

      • If the vulnerable adult is living in a registered care home or receiving domiciliary (home) care services, you can contact the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on 03000 616 161

      • Alternatively if you are seeing a public service professional, such as a social worker, community nurse, GP, probation officer or district nurse, you can share your concerns with them. They have responsibilities under the county's adult protection procedure and can advise you about what to do next.

        Useful Links:


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