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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!




The NHS Prescription Charge is £8.60 for each item dispensed from 1st April 2017

Some items may have more than one charge; for example elastic hosiery, the dispensary team will explain to you if this is the case.

The NHS prescription charge is a contribution to the NHS; it is not a payment to the surgery or its dispensary and it is not related to the cost of your medicine(s).

If you need 4 or more prescriptions in three months or 13 or more prescriptions a year, you could save money with a Prescription Prepayment Certificate.


Prescriptions are free for some people; ask a member of the dispensary team for advice or visit


Latest news for patients using the Surgery Dispensary -25th August 2015.

NHS England is in the process of validating the Surgery's list of dispensing patients, you may have received a letter asking you to use local pharmacies in your area and not the surgery anymore unless you have 'serious difficulty' in obtaining medicines and or for any other valid reason.

If you have not had a letter from NHS England about this, then you are allowed to continue to use our dispensary.

If you have not received an application form on how to apply for the ‘serious difficulty rule’ please inform the dispenser and we can send it to you by email and also help you to fill the form.

We urge you to contact the Surgery or bring this letter so we can help you to apply to NHS England to continue to be eligible for dispensing services at the Surgery.

This change was made unilaterally by NHS England in accordance with strict national criteria, and the Surgery was not consulted. We are concerned that it could potentially affect the Surgery dispensary viability in the future.


Please contact the Surgery dispensers or ask to speak with the Manager for further details.






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