Like most Somerset practices we are running at GP Alert level Red *. This means that we do not have enough GPs and have more patients asking for GP advice than is thought to be safe nationally. This means that all requests for a GP contact or appointment are recorded by the reception team and then triaged by a GP. Patients are only offered a face to face appointment when this is essential in the GP's view to provide safe care.
Patients are encouraged to think about treating themselves with help, in needed, from a chemist for many less serious problems before calling the surgery.
Self-care information can be found at: www.nhs.uk.
* 2022 12 23 Advice Sheet - Managing Extreme Workload Pressure .pdf
west Coker Surgery is a small semi-rural village practice near Yeovil in Somerset which provides traditional family general practice. It is also a dispensing practice which means that registered patients who live more than a mile from a pharmacy can have the convenience of collecting any GP prescribed medication from the surgery.
There are two GPs who provide care across the Practice:
Dr Lindsay Smith (the registering GP), and Dr Olufunke George (permanent salaried GP). Once registered, patients are free to see either of the GPs who work at West Coker.
Welcome to West Coker Surgery
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
(Site updated 27/01/2023)