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Buttercross Health Centre is open as usual over the bank holiday weekend




We are bringing in changes to the way that the practice undertakes appointments with immediate effect in order to minimise the risk of COVID-19 to patients and staff.


  • The practice will be strictly reviewing all patient requests


  • We are only allowing patients to enter the surgery following a telephone triage call by a clinician; they will advise whether you need to come in.


  • If needed, we will offer you a face-to-face consultation after the telephone assessment but this is not guaranteed and will be down to individual clinical assessment.
  • If you have been offered one of these face-to-face consultations please be aware that the surgery doors will be closed. 

    When attending the surgery for any appointment please call us on your arrival 01458 272473 and either stay in your car with your window open or stand within the 2 metre marked out sections.

    If you are unable to call the surgery on arrival please do not worry and please DO NOT ring the door bell, the clinician will come and collect you from outside at the time of your appointment.

    If you have any concerns or questions please do not come to the surgery without being requested to, in the first instance please use Ask My GP or ring the surgery.

    Thank you for your cooperation at this time.


Many conditions are able to be safely dealt with during a telephone appointment.


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We have an extended team of medical practitioners who are able to support patients with a wide range of healthcare services working across both sites. 

Our new Practice Management team are:

Practice Manager: Julie Salter

If you have any feedback, ideas or concerns that you would like to share, please contact the Practice Manager team by emailing:


Dr Chris Krasucki

MBBS MSc MRCP MRCPysch MRCGP  Dr Krasucki is our joint Clinical Lead (with Dr Patrick) and works with us 2.5 days per week.

Dr Chris Krasucki - is joint Clinical Lead and is leading and participating in several (externally funded) research activities. This is within Symphony Health Services in association with the National Institute for Health Research.

The role of the clinical lead allows protected time which enables supporting the management and administrative aspects of a busy practice without being required to engage with the delivery of such tasks. This releases more time for patient care.  

Dr Kathryn Patrick

MBChB, MRCGP (2004), DFFP(2004)  Dr Patrick is our joint Clinical Lead (with Dr Krasucki) and works with us 2 days per week.

Dr Patrick has been a qualified doctor for 20 years and a GP for 14 years.  Dr Patrick shares the role of Clinical Lead with Dr Chris Krasucki. She is also Director of Primary Care at Yeovil Hospital.

Dr Helena Ahling-Smith

Dr Ahling-Smith, MBBS, MRCGP and DipClinDerm works with us at the surgery 2 days per week.

Her special interests are dermatology and women's health. She also is an appraiser of other GP's.


Dr James Morton

Dr James Morton, BSc (Psychol). MB. BS. MRCGP 

Dr Morton works with us 5 days per week. He says he is a General Practitioner because he loves all fields of Medicine. He especially enjoys Mental Health, Neurology and Psychology. He undertakes Minor Surgery & Joint Injection clinics every other Wednesday.


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