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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!


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.


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

In Times of Bereavement

The loss of someone close to you...

Bereavement will affect most of us at some point in our lives. The death of a loved one can be a devastating event. Bereavement affects people in different ways and there is no right or wrong way to feel. You may feel a lot of emotions at once, or feel that you have had a good day, or that you just can't cope. Powerful feelings can come unexpectedly and are natural reactions to the loss of a loved one. We hope this page wiill help you to deal with the formal arrangements in dealing with a death. We have also added some links to organisations that may be able to help you.

 

1. Telephone the doctor who will visit to confirm that death has taken place.

  1. Contact a funeral director.
  2. Arrange to collect the doctor's Medical Certificate of Death (usually from the surgery).
  3. Take this to the Registrars Office, (together with the deceased's Medical Card and Birth Certificate, if available) for the area in which the death took place. Alternatively you can register by declaration at any convenient Registrars Office but certificates will not be available as these will have to be posted to you a few days later.
  4. The Registrar will normally issue a Green coloured certificate for you to give to your funeral director who will look after necessary arrangements for the funeral. The Registrar will also issue a white notification certificate for the DSS. They will also enquire as to the number of Certified Copies you require for dealing with the deceased finances (a fee is payable for each copy).

If The Death Occurs In Hospital

  1. Contact a funeral director to inform him his services are required.
  2. Collect the certificate from the hospital then follow 4 - 5 as above

Note For Cremation

Your funeral director will usually liaise directly with the surgery regarding the additional certification required.

Here are some links you may find helpful:

http://www.cruse.org.uk/

http://www.childbereavement.org.uk/

http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/expertadvice/problems/bereavement/

http://www.stpetersberkhamsted.org.uk/lifeevents/pastoralcare

 
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