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.


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

GP Training

two_female_medical_students_2The Practice is proud to participate from time to time in the training of medical students - the doctors of tomorrow.  The Trainers at our practice are Dr H R Bance, Dr A Biswas and Dr J L Webster. You will be advised when your doctor has a student with them in surgery and we will request your consent for the student to remain present during your consultation or treatment. We will respect your wishes if you choose not to give your consent.

We are involved also in various stages of the training of qualified doctors who are in the process of becoming General Practitioners (“GP Registrars”). The work of GP Registrars is monitored closely by the Yorkshire Postgraduate Centre and by nominated GP Partners of the Practice.

Your consultation with a GP Registrar will be just like any other GP appointment, but at times you might attend a joint surgery with both the GP Registrar and another of the Practice’s doctors. Also you may be asked to agree to the consultation being videoed. If you would prefer that the consultation is not videoed then you do not have to agree to this.

GP Registrars are timetabled to remain with the Practice normally for either 6 months or 12 months before moving on elsewhere to continue their training.  "Rotations" occur on the first Wednesdays of February and August.

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