For many minor problems, we encourage you to
first consult your local chemist/pharmacist before calling the surgery.
COMMUNITY PHARMACIES (chemists): Under the 'NHS Minor Ailments scheme' chemists can help you with a wide range of minor health problems and dispense a wide range of medications without a prescription from your GP.
SELF-CARE INFORMATION can also be found at:
How your pharmacy can help - NHS (www.nhs.uk Injured or unwell? Choose Well - NHS Somerset The NHS website - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
MINOR INJURY UNITS (MIUs). There are a total of 7 MIUs across Somerset, offering same day urgent care. The nearest is at Chard Community Hospital, Crewkerne Rd, Chard TA20 1NF Tel: 01460 238220. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday between 8am and 9pm (closed Wednesdays & Fridays). Further information on Somerset's MIUs: https://www.somersetft.nhs.uk/minor-injury-units/
Welcome to West Coker Surgery
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.
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 26/09/2023)