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Markyate Surgery Expansion Update

We are delighted to announce that Rothschild House Group will be commencing expansion of the current Markyate Surgery premises from September 2019; work is expected to last for 12 months.

Whilst the building works are undertaken we will be working to keep any disruption to a minimum, we can confirm that the works will not affect provision of any of our current services but we do anticipate that there will be a number of changes to patient access to the surgery during this period and parking will be very limited.

We will ensure to keep our patients fully informed of progress throughout but we thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this time.

 

The Hospice of St Francis Self-referral Service

Patients are now able to refer themselves directly to our care via a confidential form on our website (www.stfrancis.org.uk/selfrefer) although can also be referred by a GP via the Palliative Care Referral Centre in the usual way. We can help patients recovering from cancer, with a long term progressive condition or who have a life-limiting diagnosis. We offer nurse advice sessions, various therapies (physio, creative, complementary), exercise classes and group sessions. There are many testimonials on our website about how we have been able to help people.

Announcement to Patients

Rothschild House Group and Berkhamsted Group Practice have reached an agreement to work together from October 2019. On this date, the partnership running both surgeries will merge, but patients will continue to receive care at their current surgery.

The two partnerships have agreed to this merger because of the opportunities for a large, locally-run surgery to enhance patient care and attract additional services. We will be looking after 40,000 patients and will be able to share expertise from the current group of clinicians, as well as attracting new GPs and other clinicians to join. We will be making some operational changes over time,which include recruitment of additional clinicians for the Berkhamsted sites and Berkhamsted Group Practice starting to work to the Rothschild House Group model of care.

Our patients are at the heart of our service and both partnerships are very much looking forward to working together to strengthen our commitment to excellent patient care.

We will keep our Patient Groups up to date with our progress and publish regular updates for patients on our websites and in our waiting rooms.

Pitstone Surgery Dispensary

We will reopen our dispensary at Pitstone surgery on 2nd January 2019 offering a full dispensing and repeat prescription service. We hope this will provide our Pitstone patients with efficient local access to their medications and repeat scripts. Please ask our dispensary staff for more information and details of how we can dispense to you

Find out if we can dispense to you!

If you live in these villages, we can dispense to you – the changeover is simple – please ask your doctor or one of our dispensing staff who will arrange this for you.

Tring and Pitstone Patients Markyate Patient
Aldbury Aley Green
Aston Clinton Braddens Camp
Buckland Flamstead
Buckland Common Gaddesden Row
Cheddington Kensworth
Cholesbury Pepperstock
Cow Roast Slip End
Dagnall Studham
Drayton Beauchamp Water End
Edlesborough Whipsnade
Great Missenden Woodside
Gubble Cote
Hastoe
Ivinghoe Aston
Long Martson
Marsworth
Northfield
Puttenham
Slapton
St Leonards
Tringford
Weston Turville
Wigginton
Wigginton Bottom
Wilstone
Wingrave

Extended Access Hub at The New Surgery

Dacorum Extended Access launched on 30th June. This is a new GP service that will operate an extended hours service for evening and weekend appointments. It will be staffed by local GPs at The New Surgery in Tring and West Herts Medical Centre, Hemel Hempstead. Further additional sites will become available as the service develops.

This is an appointments based primary care service and appointments for this service can be booked through our receptionists as usual.

For more information please speak to a member of the practice team.