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The Rycote Practice will be closed for essential staff training from 1pm on Tuesday 9th July for essential staff training. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

We are aware that some patients continue to experience problems with online access. Help can be found at which includes guides and video tutorials.

Practice Ethos

The Rycote Practice is committed to delivering the best possible care at Thame Health Centre and to ensuring that patients’ physical, psychological and social needs are met. Our care is defined by the values that all staff share and is summed up in the term "Excellent Care by Working Together". We believe that continuity of care helps to ensure high standards and therefore every patient has a named GP allocated to their care. The practice is committed to the founding principles of the NHS, that it should be free to all.




Nurse Practitioners

A nurse practitioner is an advanced practice nurse that helps with all aspects of patient care, including diagnosis, treatments and consultations.  Our nurse practitioners are also able to prescribe some medications.

Susie Smith (f)

RGN, BSc (Hons), MSc Advanced Healthcare Practice, DMS, RCSSusie Smith

Nurse Janet Mackintosh (f)

Mackintosh Janet

Nurse Ruth Tossell (f)

Tossell Ruth


Valerie Gilbert (f)

Valerie GilbertRGN

Valerie is our Nursing Team Lead

Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

Treatment Room Nurses

Ruth Cox (f)


Louise Hope (f)


Annette Beesley (f)

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (taking blood), blood pressure measurement, lifestyle advice and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

Linda Pusey (f)


Mandy Cubbage (f)

Wendy Howland (f)

Howland WendyHCA


Phlebotomists are people trained to draw blood from a patient for clinical or medical testing.

Tania Livesey
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