Can I register at Parkside Medical Centre

Thank you for considering us as your new registered GP Practice.  We are proud to be registered as a Safe Surgery in partnership with Doctors of the World UK. Our practice offers a welcoming space for everyone who seeks to use our services. All patients residing within our catchment area are welcome to register with us, you do not need proof of address or immigration status, ID or an NHS number to do so. Where possible we ask you to complete our Online registration forms, however, if you are unable to, please visit the practice reception to pick up our New Patient Registration Forms.

How to check if you are within our catchment area?

You can check if you are within our catchment are by using the link below:

Practice Boundary

How to register

You can register by completing a registration form either obtained from the practice reception or by completing the registration form online via the link below.

Completed paper registration forms should be handed in at reception.

Please ensure you complete both the GMS1 and registration forms in full.

The GMS1 form filled properly will help to speed up the process of registration and getting your records from your previous practice.

Please Note: If additional information is required for us to process your application we will contact you via your preferred method of contact, failure to respond may effect the timeliness of you getting you registered. 


Registering a Child?

If you are registering a child who has not previously been registered with a practice in England you will need to submit their vaccinations history at the time of registration.


Safe Surgery  - What does it mean?

In recognition of the barriers to healthcare access faced by people in vulnerable circumstances, including migrants, we commit to protecting the human rights to health. We will take steps to ensure that everyone in our community may fulfil their entitlement to quality healthcare.  Supported by the Safe Surgeries initiative, our staff understand the specific barriers faced by migrants in vulnerable circumstances and that they are empowered to mitigate these barriers, where possible.

We will ensure that a lack of identification or proof of address, immigration status or language do not prevent patient registration

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If you are registering with us and we will be your first GP in the UK and you do not have an NHS number there is few bits of extra information we will require to process your registration:

  • Information regarding place of birth and date of entry to the UK on GMS1 form
  • Patient declaration on back of GMS1 form
  • It would also help the practice if you could provide any copies of vaccinations or medications you have previously been on

Visitors to the area who need medical help or advice are welcome at our practice.

Parkside Medical Centre is accredited as an Armed Forces Veteran Friendly GP Practice


A veteran is someone who has served in the armed forces for at least one day. There are around 2.6 million veterans in the UK.

It is highly important for continuing healthcare that you register with an NHS GP and remember to tell them you've served. When you leave the forces, you should be given the option of receiving your medical records for you to pass on to the GP Practice. Alternatively, you will be asked to complete the Military Medical Record Request Form (see below link), which should be handed in when you register with us for us to request your records from the military.

Requests for military medical records can take up to 6 months for us to receive your notes so we would advise that you get copies of your records before you leave so we can merge these with your NHS records. 


When servicemen and women leave the armed forces, their healthcare is the responsibility of the NHS.  You shouldn't be disadvantaged from accessing appropriate health services, so it is important that you notify your current GP that you are moving, particularly if you are on a waiting list of medical treatment, so that this information can be transferred across.

All veterans are entitled to priority access to NHS care (including hospital, primary or community care) for conditions associated to their time within the armed forces (service-related). However this is always subject to clinical need and does not entitle you to jump the queue ahead of someone with a higher clinical need.

If you have served in the armed forces and are registered with this practice, please let us know as soon as possible if you have not already so that we can code your record. We can then ensure appropriate referrals are noted with your status as a military veteran, so that you may receive priority access, should this be appropriate.


Do you know or are you a military veteran?

The Veterans Gateway is the first point of contact for veterans seeking support, they put veterans and their families in touch with the organisations best placed to help with the information, advice and support they need – from healthcare and housing to employability, finances, personal relationships and more.

There is a huge network of organisations supporting the Armed Forces community, so finding the right one for your needs can be tricky, they make it quick and easy by being your first point of contact for whatever support you need, whether you are based in the UK or abroad.


Who is part of Veterans’ Gateway?

Veterans Gateway is made up of a consortium of organisations and Armed Forces charities, including The Royal British Legion, SSAFA – the Armed Forces charity, Poppyscotland, Combat Stress and Connect Assist.

Our connection with additional key referral partners and information organisations – both within and outside the Armed Forces sector – means we can get you to the right organisation who can help.

Get in touch

You can speak to one of the team by phone or email who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to put you in touch with the help you need, or direct you to the information you are looking for.

Call 0808 802 1212 – Speak to an advisor in our contact centre or see the website for more information.

Veteran Medical Fund

The Royal British Legion has introduced a new Veterans Medical Funds programme providing support for veterans with hearing loss and serious physical injury.

Both of the funds described below will be available to veterans across the UK.

Veteran Hearing Fund

The Veterans Hearing Fund (VHF) provides support to veterans who acquired hearing loss during Service where there is a wellbeing need that can not be met through statutory services (eg the NHS).

There are two stages to the application process. The first stage assesses eligibility and will require applicants to submit a copy of Service medical records which must include audiometry data. If the applicant is in receipt of a War Pension or Armed Forces Compensation Scheme Award, and this was awarded due to hearing loss, then they can submit a copy of their documentation confirming this in lieu of Service medical records. The second stage will be completed and submitted by an audiologist who will agree what equipment or treatments would help improve your quality of life. Note that VHF will not replace statutory support – but add to it.

VHF may fund hearing aids, peripherals or therapies (eg lip reading).

Please note that the VHF is unable to reimburse applicants for previously purchased equipment.

To apply, please download and complete a VHF eligibility application form. To request a form to be sent to you by post, please call our Contact Centre on 0808 802 8080 (free) or email

Blind veterans UK

We want to make applying for support either for yourself, or on behalf of someone else, as simple as possible. Just follow these few steps and you’ll be well on your way to joining our other 4,000 veteran beneficiaries.

How to apply:

Call us free on 0800 389 7979, complete our application form request or download our application form


Local Veteran Services 

For more information on services for Veterans locally in Boston please visit: Local Boston Veteran Services

The Armed Forces Covenant

The practice signed the Armed Forces Covenant on the 24th May 2022 to confirm our commitment to recognising those patient's who served in the armed Forces. Details of our commitment can be seen below:

The Armed Forces community should enjoy the same standard of, and access to healthcare as that received by any other UK citizen in the area they live. 

Family members should retain their place on any NHS waiting list, if moved around the UK due to the service person being posted.

Veterans should receive priority treatment for a condition which relates to their service, subject to clinical need.

Those injured in service should be cared for in a way that reflects the nation's moral obligation to them, by healthcare professionals who understand the Armed Forces culture.