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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.

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.




Community Midwives

Midwives share routine ante-natal care with the doctors and undertake regular visits to mothers and new-born babies. They can be contacted on 01491 826037 or by leaving a message with the reception staff. More information about the midwives is available here.

Wendy Newby

Community Nurses

The district nurses, in partnership with the health centre staff, provide nursing care to the terminally ill, elderly and disabled individuals and their families. Additionally they offer advice about continence problems, skin care and leg ulcer management. They may be contacted on 01844 210868 or by leaving a message with the reception staff.

Health Visitors

The health visitors provide a full range of children’s services including child health surveillance and well baby clinics. They work in a team consisting of health visitors, a school nurse, staff nurses and nursery nurses. 

The service offers advice, information and support to all members of families with children aged 0-19. The team can monitor children's growth and development and can give advice about all aspects of family health, including parenting concerns, healthy lifestyles, relationships, sexual health, family planning and substance misuse. Health visitors work in partnership with parents and, if necessary other agencies to ensure children have the opportunity to grow up safe, healthy and able to reach their full potential. People can be seen in their homes, at clinics, at school and The Rycote Practice. 

Other specific services include post natal and baby massage groups, a breast feeding support “café”, behaviour workshops, drop in and one-to-one work with children at school and an enuresis (bed wetting) clinic. These run in and around Thame.

Please call 01844 212353 between 09:00 – 10:00 and 16:00 – 17:00. 


Talking Space is an NHS service offering quick and easy access to talking therapies, practical support and employment advice for any person experiencing anxiety or depression.  They are a fast acting service who can work with you on the telephone or at various locations around Oxfordshire.  You may self-refer for this service, please click on the link below for further information:

Attached Staff

The Rycote Practice also has links with Dental and Podiatry Services and the local Community Mental Health Team. 

There are also specialist nurses who visit the practice, for example palliative care nurses, heart failure nurses and diabetes nurses.

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