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.
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, RCS
|Nurse Janet Mackintosh (f)|
|Nurse Ruth Tossell (f)|
|Valerie Gilbert (f)|
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 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)|
Phlebotomists are people trained to draw blood from a patient for clinical or medical testing.