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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

‘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 (as at 31 March 2013), those suffering from various long-term conditions, asthmatics who are using inhaled corticosteroids (this is not the same as 'all asthmatics'), those whose immune systems are compromised, residents of care or nursing homes, ladies who are pregnant and anyone who is registered as a Carer.  Appointments are available from early October through to the end of March - please check details with one of our receptionists.

All of our 'flu clinics this season are operating "by appointment only" - if you are eligible to be vaccinated please contact one of our receptionists who will book an appoint for you.  If you are unsure whether or not you are eligible, please ask one of our receptionists.  In the event that you find that you are not entitled and you believe that you should be, please WRITE to the Practice Manager (stating your reasons) who will arrange for a doctor to review your medical record.  We will then advise you of the doctor's decision.

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.  In keeping with NHS guidance, we are unable to recommend any specific private provider.

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