At the moment, NHS England are refusing to give Parkside as an option for patients requesting surgery. On the other hand, if a patient referral to Charing Cross specifically requests that the patient wants to be seen and treated at Parkside, Imperial are meant to hand the referral over. Now we know that, in nearly 1 in 5 cases, this has not happened, but it does give you a chance! And if the referral can be copied to the team at Parkside, we can chase it up to see when it will be passed to us. So if you want Parkside, get your GIC to specify Parkside (ideally in bold italics) prominently on the referral.