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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

Repeat Prescriptions

pill_spill2If your doctor has arranged for you to receive long-term medication then they do not need to see you each time you require more tablets etc.  In these circumstances you will receive a list of pre-authorised medications, printed on the white paper to the right of your green prescription.  When you need further supplies please tick the item(s) required and either take or post the slip to your normal Surgery.  You may prefer to ring your Surgery (between 10am and 1pm Monday - Friday) to order a repeat prescription.

If your request is for an item or items which are 'on repeat', within the interval authorised by your doctor, then your prescription will be ready for collection within 2 working days.  If you have not ordered in time and need your medication sooner than that please tell the receptionist when you place your order.  If you are wishing to order items no longer authorised 'on repeat' your request may take a little longer to process and the doctor may require you to come in for tests and/or a consultation before deciding whether or not to prescribe.  Please help us to help you by attending your medication review appointment promptly when requested.

You do not have to collect the prescription yourself but, if you send someone else (aged 16 or over) to collect it on your behalf, please ask them to bring with them proof that they have your permission.  If you would like us to send it to you by post, please include a stamped addressed envelope with your request. 

Many Pharmacies operate collection services, so will pick up your prescription for you so that your medications will be ready when you call to collect them – please ask a receptionist for a current list.  On-site pharmacies, neither of which are operated by the Practice, are located at our Elizabeth Court & Pinfold Surgeries.  There is no requirement for you to use those outlets and you can elect to use any Pharmacy of your choosing.

All patients who are taking repeat medication will be reviewed at least annually by their doctor and our reception staff will advise you when you are due for review.  Please help us to help you by booking a review appointment when advised to do so.


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