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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.


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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