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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.

From July 2nd Ilchester Surgery will become a branch surgery of Buttercross Health Centre.  All patients will continue to be able to access healthcare services at both locations more information

Please see our events and support groups page for new information about events being run by our Health Coaches

Welcome to Buttercross Health Centre and the Ilchester Surgery website


The Ilchester Surgery

17 Church Street


BA22 8LN

Tel: 01935 840207

Opening hours

Monday: 9am - 4 pm

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 9am - 4 pm

Thursday: Closed

Friday: 9am - 1 pm

Buttercross Health Centre

Behind Berry


TA11 7PB

Tel: 01458 272473

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8.30 am - 6.30 pm


 Have you booked your flu vaccination?

Contact reception to find out if you are eligible and book your appointment.

WE HAVE 2 SESSIONS FOR FLU VACCINATIONS ON SATURDAYS on 29th September and the 6th October as well as sessions during the week. Please contact reception for details.

On the days when Ilchester Surgery is closed, a full range of healthcare services will continue to run from Buttercross Health Centre for all patients.  

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

If you need a doctor urgently between 8.00 am and 8.30 am Monday to Friday please ring 07874634522

New Computer System

From Friday 3rd August there will be some IT works to install a new computer system at Buttercross Health Centre. We will still be open and you will be able to access our services.

Online services will be affected from Friday 3rd August at 1pm. Unfortunately due to the new computer system being installed anyone using online access will need to re-register from this date. It will look exactly the same as the system you are using now. We apologise for this inconvenience.

Please follow the link for information to contact support for help if you are having problems logging in.


We have written to all our patients recently to explain important changes to the ways that healthcare services will be offered between Ilchester Surgery and Buttercross Health Centre.

Ilchester Surgery will become a branch surgery of Buttercross Health Centre, with the practice lists being merged into a single list and all patients will be registered at Buttercross Health Centre.  This will happen automatically; patients are not required to take any action.

New services

From 2 July, we will also be introducing a range of new services including

  • Regular, specialist support clinics for chronic diseases
  • A new  pharmacy team will be based in the practice to support all patients with medication and prescription queries more quickly.
  • In August we are pleased to confirm that we will be installing a brand new phone system, which will make it much easier for patients to get through on the phone.

All patients will be able to book appointments with our extended healthcare team at both locations. For more information about the changes please read our;Frequently Asked Questions

During May, we ran a number of information and engagement events, for patients and their families to meet the team and share any ideas or concerns about the changes.

Thank you to the patients who attended; we have listened to your feedback and are grateful for your contributions.

If you were unable to attend the sessions, but have a question or a concern that you would still like to share, please ask the reception team at your local practice or email and we will arrange a time for you to speak to our Practice Manager.

How can I get medical help, or advice when the surgery is closed?

If you require any medical assistance or advice outside opening hours, please visit your local pharmacy or 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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