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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!


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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:

    Whether patients would have a named doctor

    and

    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!

    For those patients unable to attend the Open Day, we would still love to hear your opinions on the merger and invite you to share them with us via an online survey we have created.

    Please click on this link to view the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DS8H2DG

  • Open Day - Saturday 8th July - Our open day at Markyate on Saturday was a tremendous success.

    It was lovely to see so many of you popping in to meet the staff and patient participation group.

     

    Our HCA, Zoe was kept busy all day carrying out free health checks and blood glucose monitoring.

     

    Thank you to all who came along, had a chat and enjoyed the refreshments.

     

  • Goodbye to Dr Walter - After 7 years at Markyate Surgery, Dr Walter will sadly be leaving the practice on Friday 4th August 2017.

    We wish her well for the future; she will be missed by patients and staff.

  • We are pleased to announce that from July 2017 Markyate surgery will be offering an extended hours service on Monday evenings.  All appointments will be pre-bookable, for more information please ask at reception.

 

  • From Thursday 1st June 2017 Dr Romit Choudhury is the named accountable GP for all patients registered at Markyate Surgery.  Please note you can continue to see any doctor as the surgery.

  • Latest News for all Patients

     

    Following the successful merger of Rothschild House Surgery and Markyate Surgery on 1st June 2017 we would like to keep patients informed on how this will work.

     

    We can reassure all patients that it will be ‘business as usual’ as far as possible. All our patients from both practices will continue to access our services in exactly the same way as they do now. You will continue to ring the same telephone numbers, see and speak to the same receptionists and attend the same practice that you have always attended.

     

    Although some of the GPs from Rothschild House will now be holding surgeries at Markyate they will still be available through the week with surgeries at Rothschild House Surgery. Permanent extra Doctors are coming on board over the next few months so patients can rest assured that services or appointment wait times will not be affected.

     

    Over the coming months we will be identifying areas across both practices that could be improved to benefit our patients. We will provide updates on all of these changes and will let you know when they are to be made. We will be actively working with our practice patient groups to help support these changes to ensure they meet the needs of all our patients

     

    If any patient wishes to ask questions they are welcomed to contact Rothschild House Surgery via patientservices.rhs@nhs.net.

  • Are you a carer?  Click here for a list of FREE courses and workshops for Carers in Hertfordshire between May and October 2017.

  • 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.

  • Please note from Wednesday 1st April 2017 prescriptions charges will be £8.60

  • As from 1st October 2016, charges for non NHS work at Markyate Surgery, will increase, please ask reception for more details.
  • The Wellbeing Team delivers Improved Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) in Hertfordshire. The service provides psychological interventions for people with mild to moderate depression and anxiety disorders including Panic, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalised Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress and Health Anxiety.

    The aim of the service is to help people across the county to be able to access psychological therapy and social care support towards achieving better psychological health and well-being, enabling them to gain or remain in employment and to participate in daily living activities.

     

    For more information about the service and for access to a self-referral form, please go to: http:www.hpft.nhs.uk/our-services/community-services/enhanced-primary-mental-health-services/

     

     

  • If you need help and don't know where to turn, if you have a question or problem, you can contact HertsHelp.

    They will listen to what you need and, if you would like them to, telephone people and make arrangements on your behalf.

    Or they can put you in touch with organisations that can help. They will then call you to make sure that you have found the help you need.

    Search the Hertfordshire Directory for community and voluntary organisations

    Contact HertsHelp

    Office hours are 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

    Telephone: 0300 123 4044

    Email: info@hertshelp.net
    Skype:
    Hertshelp

    Text: Text hertshelp to 81025
    Fax: 0300 456 2365
    By post: HertsHelp, Hertlands House, Primett Road, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 3EE

  • Promotion of Exercise & Healthy Living Schemes - further details can be found by clicking on the link on the right hand side of the screen.

  • PREFERRED METHOD OF CONTACT

     

    All organisations that provide NHS services, or publicly funded adult social care must have fully implemented and conformed to the Accessible Information Standard (1605) by 31st July 2016. This means we would like to record your preferred method of contact so that you can receive your health information in a format you can understand.

     

    For most of us our preferred method of contact is our home number or mobile number but for example, if you suffer from hard of hearing or blindness that may not be suitable for you. If you or someone you are caring for wishes us to contact you in another way, please do let us know by informing our reception teamat the surgery.   We will then record your needs by highlighting it on your medical records.

  • Friends & Family Test  - From 1st December 2014 the government seeks feedback from patients on their opinion of GP surgeries. They call it ‘The Friends & Family Test’. This involved asking how likely are you to recommend our GP Practice to friends & family? The responses for December 2014 to July 2017are so far

    Extremely Likely 214

    Likely 76

    Neither Likely nor Unlikely 6

    Unlikely 2

    Extremely Likely 0

    Don't know 2

    We are very pleased with the results and thank everyone for taking part. You can still complete the survey by clicking on the friends and family link.

  • Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine

    Students going to university for the first time are advised to have a vaccination to prevent meningitis W disease.

    The Men ACWY vaccine is given by a single injection into the upper arm and protects against four different causes of meningitis and septicaemia  meningococcal (Men) A, C, W and Y diseases.

    All patients born between 1st September 1997 and 31st August 1998 will be invited to attend the surgery for the vaccine.

    For more information please click here.

  • Did you know that over ordering or wasting prescription medicines costs the NHS in this part of Hertfordshire £3 million each year?

    There are some simple things we can all do to prevent waste:

    Check which medicines you have before ordering more

    Order your prescription using our online ordering service - it's quick and easy - Please bring proof of identity and ask at reception for your username and password

    OR

    On your latest repeat prescription request slip provided by the practice:

    Only tick the medicines you need

    Please put a line through the items that you do not need

    You will still be able to order these in the future.

    Keeping excessive stocks of medicine at home could be dangerous for you and others. It is not safe to take a medicine that hasn’t been prescribed for you or that is out-of-date.

    The money that is wasted on prescribed medicines that are not used could be spent on employing more nurses, running additional ambulances and other vital health services.

 

  • Hertfordshire Health Walks -Hertfordshire Health Walks is a countywide initiative of free, led walks and is coordinated by Countryside Management Service. It aims to help promote walking and encourage more people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to get outdoors, get more active and reap the benefits.A long established scheme with a good variety of start points throughout the borough including Markyate, Tring, Berkhamsted, Bovingdon, Potten End, Hemel Hempstead and Kings Langley. From each starting point, there are a variety of routes for the leader to choose from, which take walkers through parks and countryside and more often than not end in a local café or pub for a well earned cup of tea and a chat. for more information please click here to visit the Hertfordshire Health Walks website.

 

 

  • NEW Patient Access to Medical Records Online

In addition to booking and cancelling appointments online, patients can now view information about their repeat medications, allergies and any adverse reactions and see test results.

 

If you are not already signed up for Patient Access, please bring a form of ID to the reception team at the surgery. A receptionist will then complete the registration on our clinical system and give you a letter containing your username and password to enable you to login to Systmonline. You will then be able to view your records and book or cancel GP appointments online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

There is also an IPhone app; to get this just login to your app store and search for Systmonline, this will allow you to use the service on the move.

 

Please note that online requests for repeat medication can be accessed in the usual way selecting the "prescriptions" tab on our website.

 

We ensure that your personal medical information is kept secure whilst it is on our computer system, however, please understand that when you access medical information online, it becomes your responsibility therefore if you know or suspect that your record has been accessed by someone that you have not agreed should see it, then you should change your password immediately.

 

The Practice has the right to remove online access to services for anyone that does not use them responsibly.

 

  • Shapeupherts.com are offering men between the ages 18 and 60 with a BMI over 30 a FREE 12 week weight management programme.  If you would like to be referred please contact the surgery to make an appointment.

     

  • Weight Management on Referral: Slimming World and Weight Watchers

    Patients with a BMI > 30 or BMI > 28 with co - morbidities (e.g. high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis etc) can be referred for group weight loss support.

    This service is funded by Public Health at Hertfordshire County Council to help clients in Hertfordshire kick start their weight loss attempt. After the initial 12 weeks funded by Hertfordshire County Council, clients will then need to continue to lose weight independently or self-fund further attendance to the commercial weight management provider. To check if you qualify for a free referral to Weight Watchers or Slimming World click on this link Do_I_qualify_for_FREE_Weight_Watchers_or_Slimming_World_on_Referral[2].pdf  If you qualify and would like to be referred simply make an appointment with a doctor or nurse at the Markyate Surgery

 

  

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