This website uses cookies to function correctly.
You may delete cookies at any time but doing so may result in some parts of the site not working correctly.


Make sure you sign up for patient online access to book your appointments and order repeat prescriptions online from your home (

We are welcoming new patients - Click here for a form - Registration Form

Latest News

1.00PM - 6.30PM
We will be closed for routine GP appointments.
If you have an urgent medical condition on the day we will be covered by Devon Doctors Telephone Service.

We are now offering the flu vaccination to those who are eligible.

Please phone us to book your appointment.

Improved Access Pilot Scheme at Essex House Medical Centre



Since May 2017 our Evening and Saturday opening hours have changed.


This is has been requested by Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group who are trialling an Improved Access Pilot Scheme ahead of the rest of the country.


We will keep patients up to date as the trial progresses via our website and leaflets in the waiting room.



Our core hours will remain the same 8.30am – 6.30pm



Our additional hours will be as follows:


  • Alternate Wednesday and Thursday Evening Surgeries (until 8pm)
  • 9 Friday Evening surgeries per year (until 8pm)
  • 9 Saturday Morning surgeries per year (8am-11am)


We recognize that this is a reduction in the number of evening and weekend surgeries that we currently offer, however all surgeries in the local area will be a part of this pilot scheme.


Once fully implemented this trial should be able to provide patients with a wider choice of evening and weekend appointments and also a greater variety of the clinician and the type of appointment available across the local area.









Health News from the BBC and the NHS

BBC Health
NHS Choices Behind the Headlines
Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergencyNHS ChoicesThis site is brought to you by My Surgery Website