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We are pleased to announce the merger of Rothschild House Surgery and Markyate Surgery effective from 31st May 2017.

We believe this merger offers important patient benefits combining our strengths, enhancing our team and enabling us to further enhance patient experience. Whilst this merger obviously signifies change, we are committed to making the process of integrating the two practices seamless to you.

What does this mean for patients of Markyate Surgery?

Between now and the 31st of May the service provided to patients at Markyate Surgery will not change. After the 31st of May the Doctors providing surgeries will change. It is the intention for a regular Doctor from Rothschild House Surgery to provide surgeries at Markyate to replace those provided by Dr Sepai. Dr Walter’s surgeries at Markyate will not change. The existing services and staff at Markyate will continue as before. Dr Sepai will leave after 21 years, to pursue new ventures from June 2017. Rothschild House Surgery intends to extend additional services currently provided at Tring to Markyate patients in due course. The philosophy of Rothschild House Surgery is to provide personal care close to home from a consistent clinical team focused on continuity of care and this philosophy will be extended to Markyate. There are no current plans to change the catchment area for Markyate Surgery.

What about the surgery premises?

Rothschild House Surgery is aware of the history and current situation with regard to the Markyate Surgery premises and the need to improve these in the future. There are on-going negotiations with NHS England, Herts Valleys CCG and Dacorum Borough Council to develop new premises that Rothschild House Surgery has been involved in and is committed and determined to see this development happen for the benefit of patients.

What will happen next?

As any developments are made over the next few months Rothschild House Surgery and Markyate Surgery will keep patients informed of these.

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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