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Announcement to Patients

The planned merger of Rothschild House Group and Berkhamsted Group Practice has been postponed and we are all actively working towards completing this merger as soon as possible.

The two partnerships are working on this merger because of the opportunities for a large, locally-run surgery will 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.

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 ( 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.

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