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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

Opening Times

moterh_and_babyOur phone lines are attended by Practice staff during the hours of 8am - 6pm (excluding half-days) at Pinfold Lane and Elizabeth Court Surgeries and from 8am - 6.30pm at Castleford Health Centre.

* Please note that appointments are not available at the Health Centre on Wednesday and Friday afternoons. You can, however, be seen at Pinfold Surgery or Elizabeth Court Surgery.

** Whilst Elizabeth Court and Pinfold close one afternoon per week, you can still be seen at our other two sites.


All of our patients can be seen at any Surgery of their choice, each of which has access suitable for people with disabilities.  We ask you to nominate your preferred site in order to help us to invite you to your most convenient location for vaccination clinics and routine health checks etc.  Free car parking is available at our Pinfold Lane (Methley) & Elizabeth Court (Airedale) Surgeries.

 Pinfold LaneElizabeth CourtCas Health Centre
Monday8am - 6pm8am - 6pm8am - 6.30pm
Tuesday8am - 12.30pm8am - 6pm8am - 6.30pm
Wednesday8am - 6pm*8am - 6pm*8am - 6.30pm*
Thursday8am - 6pm8am - 1.30pm8am - 6.30pm
Friday8am - 6pm8am - 6pm8am - 6.30pm

            All of our Surgeries are closed on all Bank Holidays and Public Holidays. 


 * In common with all GP Practices in the NHS's Wakefield District, all of our Surgeries will be closed from 12.00pm, for GP & staff training, on the following Wednesday afternoons: 

21/02/18,  21/03/2018, 25/04/2018, 16/05/2018, 20/06/2018, 18/07/2018, 19/09/2018,

17/10/2018, 14/11/2018




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