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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.

Carers Identification and Info

Who is a Carer?

A carer is anyone, irrespective of age, whose life is someway affected because of the need to take responsibility for the care of a person who has a mental problem, a learning difficulty, is elderly and frail or whose health is impaired, including the parents of a child with a disability (parent carers).

They do not get paid.

Many people who support others do not even realise they are carers.

  • Carers can be any age
  • Carers can be either sex
  • Carers can be from all backgrounds, cultures and communities
  • Carers can be family members, neighbours or friends
  • Some carers may care for more than one person

Supporting Carers

It is the policy of the Practice to identify and support carers. We try to identify carers by the following means:

  • Newly registering patients are asked if they are a carer or if they have a carer.
  • The practice website contains information about identifying carers.
  • Our Reception staff are asked to be aware of patients who regularly collect prescriptions or messages for other patients of the practice. These patients are asked if they are carers
  • Carers may be identified opportunistically during the course of consultations.

Once a carer is identified:

The Carer or patient who has a carer is identified on our Clinical system and a note is added to the computer record of the carer and the cared for person (if that person is registered with the practice).

Unless we are told otherwise we will refer the carer to Carers in Hertfordshire, the carer will then receive a free carers information pack, regular updates and events and the Carers in Hertfordshire newsletter Carewaves. They can also find out about more specific services that will help them in their caring role or provide them with a break.

all carers are offered an annual health check.

Please ask at Reception for more information.

 Carers In Hertfordshire Passport

The Carers’ Passport Discount Card is a fantastic resource for carers as it provides valued financial support through the savings, services and business offers, they have secured for you. It also helps carers feel recognised and valued, giving a real sense of identify with the photo identity card. For more information click here.

Carers in Hertfordshire Support Hub

The hubs will be a one-stop shop where you can find information about what is happening in your local area, get advice, support and make friends.  Click here for more information.

Carers in Hertfordshire Young Carers

Young Carers are children and young people who care for a member of their family.  The main focus of the service is to work with children, young people and their families to help them find support locally to reduce the amount of caring young carers have to do. For more information click hereCarers in hertfordshire Bereavement Group

Carers in Hertfordshire welcome carers who have lost the person for whom they cared.

they run a series of free sessions which we hope will help you to:

  • Share your experience with other people in a similar situation.
  • Help you to find your own way to cope and move forward.
  • Get the information you need about other support and services which are available to you.

The sessions are run by an experienced team of volunteers who will be present at all sessions to offer a listening ear and support.

Hertfordshire Libraries offer a special carer's library card to help make life a little easier

 As a carer you can:

  • Borrow up to 30 items on the same card
  • Keep your items for up to 6 weeks*
  • Borrow music recordings and talking books free of charge
  • Reserve Hertfordshire’s books free of charge
  • There are no overdue charges on books, talking books and music recordings.

To apply for a carer's library card:

Ask at your local library or call 0300 123 4049

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