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NEW OPENING HOURS:  On the 1 September Ilchester Surgery changed its opening hours to; Monday to Friday 9 am - 4 pm.  

We are now offering our patients the opportunity to book an appointment with a GP, or member of the healthcare team at both Ilchester and Buttercross Health Centre, in Somerton. We are working closely together to offer a more flexible range of services, between both locations to help meet patient demand. After 4 pm there will be a continuation of services offered at Buttercross Surgery. For information, advice or to book an appointment, please call the surgery as usual.

Please note, the surgery currently closes between 1 and 2 pm daily for staff training and essential administration. If you need a doctor please call 01935 840207. In an emergency call 999.


Current NHS guidelines advise us that ordering prescriptions on the telephone can be unsafe and errors can occur. We therefore request patients use alternatives.

We do not take any requests for prescriptions on the phone. You can easily order prescriptions online if you are over 18 years or age. Alternatively please complete the tear off section on the right hand side of your prescription and drop it into the red box in reception. You may also post your request to the surgery. Allow 72 hrs for collection.

At Ilchester Surgery each patient has their own named GP. You can however see any doctor of your choice. Please contact the surgery if you do not know who your named doctor is and our reception staff will be pleased to advise you.






Opening Times



Monday09.00 - 16.00
Tuesday09.00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
Bank Holidaysclosed

Changes to opening times:

We are now working much more closely with nearby Buttercross Health Centre, in Somerton.  This means that registered patients at Ilchester Surgery may also be offered an appointment at Buttercross Health Centre and will also be able to access the additional clinics and services that are operated from Somerton. 

Buttercross Health Centre is open Monday - Friday between 8.00 am and 6.30 pm

Buttercross Health Centre is also part of Symphony Healthcare Services, which means that we can offer services for registered patients at both locations.

If you are a registered patient at Ilchester Surgery, but live in or around Somerton and would prefer to see a member of the healthcare team at Buttercross, please let our reception teams know when booking an appointment.  

If you need medical advice or treatment outside of opening hours, please call NHS 111, who will be able to advise you on the recommended action to take and an appointment if required.  For life threatening illnesses and medical emergencies call 999. 



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