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Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust (who own the car park at Thame Health Centre) are introducing charges on MONDAY 14TH OCTOBER. The Rycote Practice has negotiated that the first hour will remain free but you will need to pay after this. Please note that this decision had NOT been made by The Rycote Practice and we will receive no parking funds resulting from this decision.

The Rycote Practice will be closed from 1pm on Tuesday 15th October for essential staff training. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.


The practice occasionally participates in clinical research trials as part of its ongoing commitment to achieving excellence in the care of its patients. The practice does not engage in research for the purpose of financial gain and only participates in projects which it believes have the potential to achieve significant improvements in the healthcare of its patients. Details of current and recent research projects will be displayed below.


Barack-D Trial

We are currently recruiting patients for the Barack-D trial in collaboration with the Primary Care Clinical Trials Unit at the University of Oxford.  Barack-D means “Benefits of Aldosterone Receptor Antagonism in Chronic Kidney Disease”.  Many patients have impaired functioning of their kidneys and this trial explores the use of a well-known diuretic (water tablet) called spironolactone as a treatment to prevent complications associated with reduced kidney function.  If you have a level of reduced kidney function called CKD-3B, then you may receive a letter from us asking you to consider participating in this trial, and we do hope that you will give this serious consideration.  Half of the patients recruited will be randomly allocated to receive the additional treatment with spironolactone and half will continue with standard care alone.  The trial continues for a period of three years.  Click here for further information on the Barack-D website.

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