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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

Foreign Travel

factor50Please see our Foreign Travel section for detailed information on vaccinations.

Our Practice nurses are trained to give advice regarding those vaccinations required & advised for overseas travel.  To save your time and a possible unnecessary trip to the surgery, please contact our receptionists who will give you a form to complete with your travel plans and other relevant details.  The nurse will review the information you give and will make any relevant recommendations.  We invite you to contact us 5 or more working days later for that advice and to arrange any necessary appointment.

Please note that some vaccinations are not available through the NHS and so you may be obliged to pay a fee.  If this is the case then we will advise you of any charges before you book your appointment – we will not charge you for our advice.

Our Pinfold Lane Surgery in Methley is registered as a yellow fever vaccination centre and we can perform vaccinations on our own patients and those of other Surgeries.  There is a charge for yellow fever vaccinations, please ask our receptionists for current prices.

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