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Dr Hans R Bance 

Dear Patients 

After over 30 years of service here at the practice, I have decided that the time is now right for me to fully retire from General Practice on 30th June 2018.  

There have been many exciting changes in the practice and these are continuing to help us thrive going into the future. 

It has been both a pleasure and a privilege to have been able to treat you all over the years and to be part of the Castleford & Methley community.


Thank you. 

I wish you all the very best. 

Dr Hans R Bance

NEWS ARTICLE: Improving Access


Improving access to general practice: evening and weekend appointments now available

Patients who are registered at this practice can now book an appointment to see a GP or nurse on weekday evenings (after 6.30pm) or at the weekends (on Saturday and Sunday). Appointments will take place at Trinity Medical Practice Wakefield and Pontefract General Infirmary. Talk to your practice receptionist to find out more or book an appointment.


By March 2019 everyone in England will benefit from access to general practice appointments in the evenings and weekends at a time that is most convenient to them. This is part of a national drive to help improve access to general practice and get the best possible outcomes for patients. Further information is available at

***Important*** Prescribing Changes from 01 May 2017

For further details on the changes, please follow the link below.

Prescribing Changes from 01 May 2017

Important information on the proposed merger of the partnerships of Dr Bance & Partners and Ferrybridge Medical Centre.

Please click on the link below for more information

2016.09.23 ECS-FMC Proposed Merger Ltr.doc

Clinics & Services

Practice Nurses & Health Care Support Workers

vaccination11Our nursing team carries out a very wide range of activities including:  Health checks, Blood pressure checks, Blood-taking, ECGs, Heart risk assessments, lung function tests, holiday & other vaccinations, family planning, smear tests and regular checks for those patients with chronic (long-term) conditions.  As you would perhaps expect, different members of the Team are trained in different skills and procedures – our receptionists will help you to make sure that your appointment is booked with an appropriate member of staff.

Health Promotion

We can advise you on all matters related to your health.  We offer advice on healthier eating, losing weight, alcohol intake, stopping smoking and any other matter which will help you to achieve or to maintain a healthier lifestyle.  If they are needed we will arrange blood pressure checks, vaccinations and blood & urine testing.

New Patient & “MOT” Checks

In order to ensure that we know about all of your health circumstances and so that we can take some simple base-line measurements, we invite all of our new patients aged 12 and over to attend for a basic health-screening check with one of our nursing staff.  This may include a basic lung-function test for smokers and former smokers aged 40 or over.

Patients aged between 16 & 75 years who have not seen a doctor during the last 3 years are entitled to book a routine check, patients over 75 years of age are entitled to a check if they have not seen a doctor during the previous year.

Influenza Vaccinations

‘Flu vaccinations are available to patient groups as defined each year by the Department of Health.  At present these groups include:  Patients aged 65 and over, those suffering from various long-term conditions, asthmatics who are using inhaled corticosteroids, those whose immune systems are compromised, residents of care or nursing homes, ladies who are pregnant and anyone who is registered as a Carer.  We regret that, unless you fall into one or more of the defined categories, for licensing reasons we are unable to vaccinate you.  Some local pharmacies and private travel centres offer (chargeable) vaccinations.

Family Planning

We provide a very broad spectrum of family planning advice and services including ‘the pill’, barrier methods, coils, contraceptive injection, implants & emergency contraception.  Please ask our receptionists to make an appointment for you with one of the Practice nurses.

We are happy to deal with any concerns that you may have regarding your contraceptive method, even if it was started at your previous GP's surgery, the Family Planning Clinic or elsewhere.


Chronic (Long Term) Illnesses

asthma_inhaler_5Our nurses carry out the routine monitoring of all of our patients suffering with long-term conditions.  These checks are important so that our doctors become aware at the earliest opportunity of any changes to your health.  Please help us to keep you as well as possible by attending monitoring appointments, or by rearranging them, when we call for you.

Other Clinics

The Practice runs regular clinics and offers and arranges other appointments covering a wide range of health topics such as:

Well woman / Cytology / HRT, Antenatal, Diabetic, Coronary Heart Disease, Lung Disease, Quit smoking, Minor surgery, Joint injections, Cryotherapy, Accupuncture, Well baby checks & Immunisations, Alcohol & Substance misuse and Counselling.

Our receptionists will advise you of dates and times at your usual surgery or of how to get in touch with the various services which support our own work.

Minor Surgery & Cryotherapy

Various minor surgical procedures are carried out at our purpose-built operating rooms located at the Pinfold Lane & Elizabeth Court Surgeries.  Liquid nitrogen is used at our Pinfold Surgery to treat warts, veruccas and some other skin problems. 

Your doctor will be happy to discuss your requirements.


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