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Important Information.   We will shortly be updating our Website and you will soon be re-directed to a new web page........


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

Non-NHS Services

non_nhs_services3Our doctors offer a variety of ‘non-NHS’ services such as employment, driving & insurance medicals, insurance forms and solicitor requests.  Fees apply for all of these services - for our current rates please ask one of our receptionists.  If you require the completion of a form (or another non-NHS service) then please request this through our receptionists rather than by booking an appointment with your doctor, otherwise you could be charged for a private consultation in addition to the relevant fee for the form.

Please note that the doctors place a much higher priority on their NHS commitments than they do on ‘private work’ so you could well find that waiting times are considerably longer if you request non-NHS services.  As a guide, we aim to complete most 'private forms' within 40 working days from the receipt of payment.  If there are genuine reasons for your request to be completed quicker than that then please bring this to the attention of a receptionist when you make your request.  We will try to oblige but unfortunately cannot make any guarantees because our main purpose is to provide NHS services.

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