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Both Ilchester Surgery and Buttercross Health Centre are closed on bank holidays. Call 111 for medical advice. Dial 999 if you have a medical emergency.

NEW JOINT WEBSITE! - From 31st Jan 2018, we are combining our Ilchester website and Buttercross website in to one, to make it easier to find information you need...

NEW! Welcome to Buttercross Health Centre and the Ilchester Surgery website

We have now combined our websites to share information on the services available at both Ilchester Surgery and Buttercross Health Centre as our teams work across both sites.


The Ilchester Surgery

17 Church Street


BA22 8LN

Tel: 01935 840207

Open Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm

(Currently closed between 1 and 2 pm)

Buttercross Health Centre

Behind Berry


TA11 7PB

Tel: 01458 272473

Open Monday - Friday 8.30 - 6.30pm

To make an appointment or speak to a member of the healthcare team, you can call either 01935 840207, or 01458 272473, or visit your local surgery.


We are now working together with llchester Surgery to offer our patients joint services across both GP practices.   This means that registered patients at Buttercross Health Centre may also be offered an appointment at Ilchester Surgery.

Buttercross Health Centre is open Monday - Friday between 8.30am and 6.30 pm (6.30 - 7.30 pm pre-bookable appointments only)

If you are a registered patient at Buttercross Health Centre, but live closer to Ilchester and would prefer to see a member of the healthcare team there, please let our reception teams know when booking an appointment. 

There is no need to change your registration details.  When you require an appointment, or medical advice, you can ring our joint surgery switchboard by calling either 01458 272473, or 01935 840207

Ilchester Surgery is open Monday - Friday 9 am - 4 pm.  

Please note that Ilchester Surgery is closed between 1-2 pm for essential administration and training)

How can joint services be offered?

In April 2016, Buttercross Health Centre and Ilchester Surgery were one of the first GP practices to join together into a larger NHS healthcare organisation - Symphony Healthcare Services - which was created to offer support to GP practices to help strengthen primary care services in Somerset.

By joining GP practices together, we aim to help GP practices meet the growing challenges of recruiting and retaining enough doctors and specialist healthcare teams to continue to provide the high quality healthcare services needed by our patients today and in to the future.

By offering joint services across two practices it means we are able to offer a wider, more flexible range of healthcare services.  For more information on the joint services now on offer please visit the latest news page.

Symphony Healthcare Services is not privatised healthcare and is a subsidiary of Yeovil Hospital, proving NHS healthcare services.  For more information on Symphony Healthcare Services please visit the website

If you require any medical assistance or advice outside opening hours, please call NHS 111.  If you have a serious injury, or life threatening medical emergency you should call 999, or visit the hospital's A & E department.

Read more about the health services available in Somerset, including how to get medical advice and support outside of usual opening times.

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