We are pleased to announce the intended merger of Rothschild House Surgery and Markyate Surgery from 31st May 2017.
We believe this proposed merger offers important patient benefits combining our strengths, enhancing our team and enabling us to further improve patient experience. Whilst this proposed 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 Rothschild House Surgery?
The service we provide to our existing patients at Rothschild House Surgery and Little Rothschild Surgery will not change. The same system of every patient having a named doctor will continue and the number of appointments we offer will not change. The same doctors will continue to work at the surgery, although some of the sessions may change and additional doctors may be taken on. Otherwise the same clinical and administrative staff will continue and none of the services that we currently provide will change. The catchment area for Rothschild House Surgery and Little Rothschild Surgery will not change.
What will happen now?
We are delighted to announce that Dr Adil Nathoo will be joining the permanent staff at Rothschild House Surgery.
To facilitate the merger with Markyate Surgery from June 1st Dr Nathoo will be job sharing Dr Choudhury’s patient list.
On Wednesday 26th April Rothschild House Surgery was presented with its Purple Star Award. The Purple Star is an accreditation to recognise the hard work of a health service in improving the health outcomes for people with learning disabilities. As a surgery we have worked extremely hard in getting this accreditation and have had a huge number of staff trained in how to make reasonable adjustments for people with learning disabilities.
The Purple Star Strategy Nurse Megan Roberts who worked with the practice to achieve their accreditation has said “The work they have done so far and examples that they have given of how to give reasonably adjusted care for people with learning disabilities really does emphasise that they are a service of excellence.”.
The awards ceremony was attended by both the Mayor and Mayoress of Dacorum, Cllr Robert and Mrs Wendy Mclean; The Mayor of Tring, Cllr Mike Hicks; Members of the Purple Star Team from Hertfordshire County Council Megan Roberts, Strategy Nurse; Hilary Gardener, Strategic liaison Nurse; Gavin Howcroft, Expert by Experience and members of the Purple All Stars from St Albans who performed at the ceremony. We were delighted to have them perform in the practice.
The All Stars are a group of people with learning disabilities who use the creative arts to teach others about the health needs of people with learning disabilities.
For more information on the Purple Star accreditation or the Purple All Stars please visit the Hertfordshire County Council website.