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Important Information for Patients

Our Clinical System is changing (Moving to EMIS)


The Practice will ‘Go-live’ on a new clinical computer system on Thursday 19th October 2017. The new system (EMIS Web) is in use by most of our practice colleagues within the Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group including Rothschild House Surgery. It will ensure that we are able to continue to provide a good/improved service to our Patients for years to come.


Over the last few months, a lot of background work has taken place to enable us to plan and prepare for the implementation of this new system. Whilst we will do our very best to ensure disruption to Patients (and Staff) is kept to the minimum, we would like to prepare you for some necessary but, temporary disruption to services.


We will be migrating/moving all information from the current clinical system to the new EMIS system between 13th – 18th October 2017; during this time we will have limited access to certain areas of the system and ask for your assistance with the following;


Routine Repeat Prescriptions


We will not be issuing any routine repeat prescriptions during the migration to EMIS Web. We ask that you place any requests into the surgery by Wednesday 11th October 2017. Please note, if you order your prescriptions online – this service will not be available from mid-October.


From Monday 11th September 2017, where clinically safe to do so; patients will be issued with two months’ supply via a post-dated prescription.


Please check your requirements in advance and order your prescriptions in plenty of time.




Whilst clinics will continue to run throughout this time, they will not be bookable in advance and will be for urgent appointments only.  Further information will be provided soon.


Online Patient Services


As this is a brand new system, it will, unfortunately, be necessary for Patients to re-register to use EMIS web. Re-registration cannot take place until after ‘Go-live’. In order to minimise inconvenience we will automatically re-register existing online service patients shortly after 19th October and send out your new username and password either by email or post.


We plan to keep the website updated with information and posters will be placed in the Practice waiting rooms. Where necessary, we may text you with updates and ask that you ensure we have the correct details for you.


Thank you in advance for your continued patience, support and understanding.

Promotion of Exercise & Healthy Living Schemes

How are you?

‘One You’ is here to help you get back to a healthier you. Take the quiz using the link below to see how you score.

‘How Are You’ is for over 18s only and is only designed to point you in the right direction. It’s not a medical assessment – if you’re worried about your health you should speak to a health professional.

Dacorum Health Walks

The Dacorum Health Walks is part of a countywide programme of free, volunteer - led walks, which aims to help people get outdoors, get more active and reap the benefits. The walks are all sociable and you don't need any special equipment to join in, just comfortable shoes. To register to walk either sign up online at their website or just turn up a few minutes early for your first walk.

There are walks every Friday morning in Markyate leaving from the Baptist Church garden, Buckwood Road at 10.30 am. Please see their website for more details of other walks.

Shape-Up Herts Male Weight Management Programme

Shape Up is a free 12 week weight management course for men funded by Public Health Herts and delivered by Watford FC’s Community Sports and Education Trust. The course is aimed at men aged 18 to 50-years-old with a BMI of 28 or over. 

Participants meet up weekly for a ninety minute session comprising of a forty five minute educational segment and a forty five minute physical activity session. These two segments are delivered with the aim of improving participant’s healthy lifestyle knowledge to ensure a sustainable weight loss rather than the typically short term benefit of a diet based programme. This course is open and accessible to all, delivering at a number of different venues across Hertfordshire including the home of Watford FC - Vicarage Road Stadium. 

Backed by local GPs, participants can get involved with Shape Up by signing up through their local surgery. Shape Up also boasts their own website where you can find out all about the course and how they can help you lose weight today.

Slimming World & Weight Watchers Referrals at Markyate Surgery

Are you

  • 16 years and above
  • BMI >30
  • Motivated to lose weight
  • and Able to attend weekly support meetings for 12 weeks

Then you may be eligible for a free 12 week weight management programme with either Weight Watchers or Slimming World. Make an appointment at the surgery with our Health Care Assistant about being referred.

Client Exclusion Criteria

  • Pregnant women (accepted only by Slimming World and not Weight Watchers)
  • Currently have an eating disorder
  • Attended Weight Watchers / Slimming World or a similar commercial weight management
  • programme in previous 3 months
  • Previously referred, re referral is not permitted or funded

Links to Exercise & Healthy Living Schemes in Dacorum

Get Set, go Dacorum

Health in Herts Keep Active page has a range of physical activity resources for patients:

Health and Wellbeing Projects in Dacorum

Change for life

Age UK Active Living Clubs

Sportspace Older Adults

Sportspace Junior gym


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