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Category: GOS & NHS Eng.

March 23, 2023
Reminder re PPV Visits

Reminder re PPV Visits – Information on Post payment verification and Making Accurate Claims Guidance

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January 5, 2023
Flashes & Floaters masterclass – FREE LIVE WEBINAR

Please see Free live F&F webinar for community optometrists, click on the link below: Kind Regards NHS England – London Region

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November 2, 2022
Remote Refraction Reminder

Remote refraction reminder
A clinical pathway using remote refraction as a separate process to an eye health examination is not permissible as part of a GOS sight test. Section 26 of the Opticians Act 1989 clearly states that the performer has a duty to carry out an eye health examination as part of a sight test, and to provide a written statement that states that the sight test has been carried out in accordance with the regulations. The Opticians Act also makes it clear that the patient shall not be required to purchase an optical appliance as a condition of having a sight test. 
GOS contractors found to be deviating from the definition of a sight test as set out in section 26 of the Opticians Act 1989 will be in breach of their GOS contract. 
Please note this only concerns provision under a GOS contract.

If you have any queries regarding this guidance, please email:

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November 2, 2022

Please note that the National Booking Service in England is now open to healthcare workers. This means that optical teams in England can start to book their vaccination: Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS (

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August 23, 2022
Facilitating Interpretation Services for GOS Services

The arrangements for GOS practices to facilitate interpretation services is as follows:

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July 22, 2022
GOS Update – London Region

I would like to take the opportunity to update you on a number of matters as follows:

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June 28, 2022
Updated Urgent Macula Referrals Form

We have been asked by NHS England to circulate the updated Urgent Macula Referrals form with updated Wet AMD referral email address for Moorfields.

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April 11, 2022
National PPE Acute and Primary Care Customer Insight Newsletter – 31 March 2022

Welcome to the National PPE Acute and Primary Customer Insight newsletter – March 2022– the information has been approved for onward circulation. To enhance your experience of the newsletters, please find attached details of the two navigational tools that you can use in the links to help you easily navigate the pages and for quick…

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April 8, 2022
PIFU Webinar

We have been asked to circulate the details of a PIFU (Patient Initiated Follow Ups) webinar for any optometrist in primary care to attend.  The webinar is on Tuesday, 26th April from 12:30 – 13.30 pm. Please click here for further details and to register for the webinar.

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March 23, 2022
Updated MEH A&E Referral Guidance

Please click here to find out the updated MEH A&E Referral Guidance.

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