About Us

Welcome to Buttercross Health Centre and The Ilchester Surgery, we are a GP surgery in Somerset providing care to approximately 7,200 people.

Buttercross Health Centre and Ilchester Surgery were two of the first three practices in south Somerset to join Symphony Healthcare Services 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 multidisciplinary team, to provide healthcare services across both locations.


Buttercross Health Centre Staff


Dr Kathryn Patrick

Dr Chris Krasucki

Dr Helena Ahling-Smith

Dr Adrian Bridge

Dr Jo Nicholl


Simon Hunter, Enhanced Paramedic Practitioner

Laura Davey, Nurse Practitioner

Amanda Evans, Nurse Practitioner

John Digman, Pharmacist

Elizabeth Tyrer, Practice Nurse

Catalina Balan, Practice Nurse


Julie Salter, Practice Manager


Healthcare Assistants: Kelly, Geraldine, Lisa & Lauren (Apprentice)


Health Coaches: Dan, Sophie & Paula


Administration: Rachel, Morag, Pauline, Paula, Aimee, Karina, Babs, Paula, Sarah, Lindsey, Ashley, Sonia, & Sian