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Ilchester Surgery will be closed on Friday 21st February for staff training. Buttercross Health Centre is open as usual.



Welcome to Buttercross Health Centre and the Ilchester Surgery website


Ask My GP Banner

It's really easy to use and it means you can contact us 24/7. We will respond during working hours.

 You will need to register 1st using this link. Select  'consult your GP' and sign up as a new user.

Best wishes

From Thursday 30 January 2020, Buttercross Health Centre and Ilchester Surgery will be using askmyGP to manage all patient requests.  See 

Using askmyGP will ensure equity between patients by allowing the GPs to assess each request and then decide on the most appropriate way to resolve the issue. This could be by telephone, face to face or via online messaging.

Although we will encourage patients to submit their requests online, please feel assured that you can still submit a request by phone or in person when you attend the surgery.

We are confident that askmyGP will provide everyone with better access to the surgery and ensure quality care is provided to all.

Please help us to help you - the easiest and fastest way to ask for any kind of help is with AskmyGP.

  • It's available 24/7 - we respond during working hours.

  • Due to the high level of demand we will endeavour to respond to requests as quickly as possible hopefully within 48 hours(2 working days), if the request is deemed as urgent it will be dealt with that day.

  • All our registered patients are welcome, and as a parent or carer you can use askmyGP on behalf of a patient

  • You can request a particular named clinician if you wish (as long as they are working that day)

  • You may prefer a telephone or email response.

  • You can login by clicking on the link above now, without any paperwork.


How to create your account.

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What do you think of our new system?  Please leave a review.


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 core hours 8.00am - 6.30pm

Staff teams are working on site from 8am, but doors don't open until 8.30am

Extended hours until 8pm available on Fridays once a month.

Extended hours until 8pm are available on Thursdays once a week.

There is information about the coronavirus. Follow the link below.

If you have travelled from China or have been in contact with someone confirmed as having Coronavirus in the last two weeks, you may be at risk of Coronavirus. Please do NOT leave the house. Instead, ring 111 if:

  • You have been in China in the last 14 days and develop cough, fever or shortness of breath; or
  • You have been in Wuhan or Hubei Province in the last 14 days or have been in contact with someone confirmed as having Coronavirus, even if you feel well


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What the NHS App does

Use the NHS App to:

  • check your symptoms
  • find out what to do when you need help urgently
  • book and manage appointments at your GP surgery
  • order repeat prescriptions
  • securely view your GP medical record
  • register to be an organ donor
  • choose how the NHS uses your data

For more information please visit the link below


Flu vaccines are produced on a yearly basis so that the strains in the vaccine match those that are predicted to circulate. The production of flu vaccines is a complex process and initial batches of vaccine can be subject to delay, or initially fewer doses may be made. This means that on rare occasions, some patients may be asked to reschedule their appointment to a time when vaccine becomes available.

  • We are booking flu appointments for all eligible patients now.

  • Children's nasal flu vaccines have become available. We are booking into clinics now.

Telephone recording

We have listened to your feedback and we appreciate that it can be difficult to get through on the phone, particularly on very busy days due to high patient demand. To help support the practice team in managing the growing number of phone calls, we have installed a new phone system. 

Please note that our calls on this system are recorded for monitoring and training purposes.

If you do not wish for your call to be recorded please inform the member of staff dealing with your call who will be able to manually pause the recording* (N.B. a new request will be required for each call made).

All call recordings are kept securely for 36 months, following this the recording is removed and deleted.

If you have any queries please request to speak to the Practice Manager or contact SHS.AdminTeam@YDH.NHS.UK

*Please note however that a written account of the call may still be placed on the patients record


Buttercross Health Centre

A new way of booking appointments to allow us to meet the on the day demand and allow more follow up appointments.

You will be seen by one of the acute on the day team which will include GP’s, NP’s (Nurse Practitioner) and ECP’s (Emergency Care Practitioner)

The acute on the day team will triage from the reason take by reception staff to decide who is more appropriate to manage your care, therefore please give reception staff as much information as possible.

Appointments are booked consecutively throughout the day, you will be offered the next available time.

This system is only being used at Buttercross Health Centre; Ilchester Surgery will remain the same.

If you have any questions please ask a member of the reception team

GP appointments are available at Buttercross Health Centre, Ilchester Surgery is a nurse led

If you are having problems logging in please contact patient support.

The patient Access website is run by Patient Access. It is linked into our surgery, but we cannot view or correct problems on your account.

Please contact them on the link below if you are having problems logging in. They will look at your account to diagnose problems, and may need to re-set your account at their end. They may tell you that you need to contact the surgery to re-set your pin/account here after they have done this. They will get back to you within 48 hours and can help diagnose a problem on your account that we have no access to deal with here.

Please follow the link for information or for help if you are having problems logging in please contact Patient Support in the 1st instance on


You can also order your repeat prescriptions using

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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