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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

Attached Services

District Nurses

nurse_care_at_homeDistrict Nurses work in the community and see patients at the Surgeries, in their own homes and in residential accommodation.

They are experts at providing nursing care in the community, teaching self-care to patients and to their carers, promoting quality of life and maximising independence.

Health Visitors

Health Visitors see their patients either at the Surgeries or at their own homes.  They deal with patients up to 19 years of age, but their work is focussed primarily on children under the age of 5 years.  Health Visitors have a wide range of experience in, and knowledge of, the care of children, the family and community health.  Their Office telephone number is: 01977 465764


Midwives work alongside the Practice team of clinicians.  They hold regular clinics at all of our surgeries and look after expectant mums throughout their pregnancies.  If you think that you may be pregnant there is no need to see a doctor (unless you think that there may be a medical problem) - instead our reception staff will arrange for you see, or to make contact with, the midwives according to your needs.

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