Buttercross Health Centre & Ilchester Surgery

Practice Manager: Julie Salter

Buttercross Health Centre and Ilchester Surgery were two of the first three practices in south Somerset to join Symphony Healthcare Services Ltd back in April 2016, when the existing GP partners retired from the surgery.

In July 2018,  Ilchester Surgery became a branch surgery of Buttercross Health Centre , with both practice teams joining together to become one larger team, to provide healthcare services across both locations. All registered patients are now part of one patient list and are able to use healthcare services at either location – all GP appointments are now offered at Buttercross Health Centre and a Nurse practitioner service is run at Ilchester Surgery two and a half days a week.

The practice offers a wide range of healthcare services to patients and is successfully operating the new models of care developed under the Symphony Programme, where Health Coaches positively support both patients and GPs to provide additional guidance, information and coordination of care services.

In addition, Buttercross Health Centre has been trialling a new Musculoskeletal service.  Patients who are experiencing back, neck, or other aches and pains as a result of an accident, or ongoing health condition can see an experienced Physiotherapist at the centre, without first being referred by a GP.

In 2018 a new pharmacy hub was also launched as trial to make improvements to the way that medicines are managed, with a new team based at the health centre.  The hub is led by a trained pharmacy team who are able to review regular medications for long-term health conditions, provide patient advice in any medication and review health records.  The team are now looking after services for four SHS practices to relieve workload pressures on our GPs.

Meet our health team

Angela, a Health Coach at Buttercross Health Centre


Buttercross Health Centre Behind Berry Somerton TA11 7PB

Opening Times

Monday: 8:30 am - 18:30 pm

Tuesday: 8:30 am - 18:30 pm

Wednesday: 8:30 am - 18:30 pm

Thursday: 8:30 am - 18:30 pm

Friday: 8:30 am - 18:30 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


01458 272473