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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

Promotion of Exercise & Healthy Living Schemes

How are you?

‘One You’ is here to help you get back to a healthier you. Take the quiz using the link below to see how you score.   https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/how-are-you

‘How Are You’ is for over 18s only and is only designed to point you in the right direction. It’s not a medical assessment – if you’re worried about your health you should speak to a health professional.

Dacorum Health Walks

The Dacorum Health Walks is part of a countywide programme of free, volunteer - led walks, which aims to help people get outdoors, get more active and reap the benefits. The walks are all sociable and you don't need any special equipment to join in, just comfortable shoes. To register to walk either sign up online at their website or just turn up a few minutes early for your first walk. www.walkingforhealth.org.uk

There are walks every Friday morning in Markyate leaving from the Baptist Church garden, Buckwood Road at 10.30 am. Please see their website for more details of other walks.

Shape-Up Herts Male Weight Management Programme

Shape Up is a free 12 week weight management course for men funded by Public Health Herts and delivered by Watford FC’s Community Sports and Education Trust. The course is aimed at men aged 18 to 50-years-old with a BMI of 28 or over. 

Participants meet up weekly for a ninety minute session comprising of a forty five minute educational segment and a forty five minute physical activity session. These two segments are delivered with the aim of improving participant’s healthy lifestyle knowledge to ensure a sustainable weight loss rather than the typically short term benefit of a diet based programme. This course is open and accessible to all, delivering at a number of different venues across Hertfordshire including the home of Watford FC - Vicarage Road Stadium. 

Backed by local GPs, participants can get involved with Shape Up by signing up through their local surgery. Shape Up also boasts their own website where you can find out all about the course and how they can help you lose weight today.   www.shapeupherts.com/

Slimming World & Weight Watchers Referrals at Markyate Surgery

Are you

  • 16 years and above
  • BMI >30
  • Motivated to lose weight
  • and Able to attend weekly support meetings for 12 weeks

Then you may be eligible for a free 12 week weight management programme with either Weight Watchers or Slimming World. Make an appointment at the surgery with our Health Care Assistant about being referred.

Client Exclusion Criteria

  • Pregnant women (accepted only by Slimming World and not Weight Watchers)
  • Currently have an eating disorder
  • Attended Weight Watchers / Slimming World or a similar commercial weight management
  • programme in previous 3 months
  • Previously referred, re referral is not permitted or funded

Links to Exercise & Healthy Living Schemes in Dacorum

Get Set, go Dacorum  http://getsetgodacorum.co.uk/about/

Health in Herts Keep Active page has a range of physical activity resources for patients:  http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/healthsoc/healthherts/keepactive/

Health and Wellbeing Projects in Dacorum  http://www.dacorum.gov.uk/home/community-living/your-health-in-dacorum/health-wellbeing.

Change for life  http://www.nhs.uk/change4life/Pages/change-for-life.aspx

Age UK Active Living Clubs http://www.ageuk.org.uk/dacorum/our-services/active-living-clubs/

Sportspace Older Adults http://www.sportspace.co.uk/sports/older-adults

Sportspace Junior gym  http://www.sportspace.co.uk/gym/junior-gym

 



 
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