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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!

Home Visits

homevisitsThe Doctor will visit patients who are medically bedbound or too ill to attend Surgery. However, most cases can be best dealt with at the Surgery, including children with temperatures and rashes who can be isolated. This makes best use of the Doctors’ time.

Visits must be requested before 10.00 A.M by calling on 01582 841559 so that they can be allocated to the Doctors before they start their rounds. Always give some details about your illness in order for the doctor to assess the degree of urgency-the Doctor will decide if the visit is necessary.Lack of transport is not a reason to request a home visit.

Any late visit requests will be dealt with by the Duty Doctor who may already be occupied with routine work. Therefore these requests should be for urgent problems that cannot wait until the following day.

Please limit your requests for home visits to REAL EMERGENCIES. The Doctor can see 5 patients in the time that it takes to do one visit. Medical problems are best dealt with in the surgery where equipment and medication are at hand. Most sick people, including children, can be brought safely to the doctor by car or taxi.The Markyate and Flamstead Care Group can be contacted on 0797 215 2279 if you require help with transport.

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