GOS Matters

General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) payments are now handled by Primary Care Support England (PCSE). GOS claim forms should be sent to the address below: 
Primary Care Support England
PO Box 350
DL1 9QN                                                                                                    
For any queries on payments please email mailto:PCSE.enquiries@nhs.net
and put "Ophthalmic payment query" in the email subject line.
Please also include in the body of the email
  • Practice postcode and town or locality
  • The date the forms were sent
  • Any variance in received payment from what was expected


To apply to join the Ophthalmic Performers List in Gloucestershire please contact the Ophthalmic Performers List Team, at the address below, for an application form.  Applicants will be required to provide ORIGINAL qualification certificates, 2 recent clinical references, proof of identity and an ophthalmic indemnity certificate.  An Enhanced Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) form will also need to be completed. 

Type: Optician
Name: Performer List Team
Telephone: 020 8536 3009
Address: Primary Care Support England
8th Floor, 6 Mitre Passage
Greenwich Peninsula
SE10 0ER


All performers must be included on the Performer List and have GOC registration:

Performer list website - https://www.performer.england.nhs.uk

GOC website Link to check registrations  - https://www.optical.org/en/utilities/online-registers.cfm.


As reminder, please find listed here the GOS-NHS CLAIM FORMS forms that you may need:

GOS1              Application for an NHS funded sight test
GOS2              Patient&rsquos optical prescription or statement
GOS3              NHS optical voucher and patient&rsquos statement
GOS4              NHS optical repair/replacement voucher application form
GOS5              Help with the cost of a private sight test
GOS6              Application for a mobile NHS funded sight test
HC1                Claim for help with health costs
HC11               Help with health costs

GOS Sight Test Intervals

Please refer to the Association of Optometrists web site which gives details of a Memorandum of Understanding concerning minimum sight test intervals for typical patients.  www.aop.org.uk

Appropriate sight test intervals may well be greater than the stated minimum or in some cases a shorter interval may be justified.