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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.


'Friends of the Surgery Group' LEAFLET, please click on the following link:  Friends of the Surgery leaflet


In addition to staff working at the Practice, we have members of the Public who have formed a Patient Participation Group  affiliated to the Surgery  and who are actively involved . Meetings take place at least twice a year between the PPG and a representative from the Surgery, usually our Practice Manager.

The PPG members are representatives for our patients who are mainly based in Markyate and the surrounding villages of Flamstead, Studham, Kensworth,Slip End, Dunstable, Gaddesden Row and Redbourn.

We are currently looking for Representatives from Flamstead, Studham and Dunstable. If you are interested and can make a positive contribution to improve health services within the community, please contact the Practice Manager, Aban Sepai on :

Markyate Surgery Patients’ Participation Group

Membership list & Contact Details

Correct as of 31st March 2015

Mr.Julian Taunton (Flamstead)
Mrs Sheila.Pilkinton (Markyate)
Mrs.Anneke Kuiper (Slip End)

Ms Emma Jenkins (Markyate)- new member joined in October 2014

Mrs Patricia Zolezzi-(Markyate)-new member joined in October 2014

Mrs Abigail Toghanro -(Slip End)- new member joined in October 2014

Malcolm Davies - (Markyate) - new member joined in February 2015

Dr Sepai/Mrs Sepai (representing the Surgery)


If you have any queries/comments about any aspect of the services that we provide at the Surgery, Please fill out the form provided on the website.

patient surveyWe would like to know how we can improve our service to you and how you perceive our surgery and staff. 

To help us with this, we are setting up a virtual patient representation group so that you can have your say. We will ask the members of this representative group some questions from time to time, such as what you think about our opening times or the quality of the care or service you received. We will contact you via email and keep our surveys succinct so it shouldn’t take too much of your time.

We aim to gather around a hundred patients from as broad a spectrum as possible to get a truly representative sample. We need young people, workers, retirees, people with long term conditions and people from non-British ethnic groups.

If you are happy for us to contact you occasionally by email please click the link below to open the sign-up form and complete all the fields.

complete the form Complete the Patient Group Sign-up Form Online

If you prefer, you can download the sign up form as a pdf document, print it out, complete it and return it to the practice.

download the pdf form Download the pdf version of our sign up form


We will be in touch shortly after we receive your form. Please note that no medical information or questions will be responded to.

Many thanks for your assistance


The information you supply us will be used lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to know what information is held about you and sets out rules to make sure that this information is handled properly.



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