GOS Regulations

GOS Regulations

This page contains the following documents

  • The National Health Service (General Ophthalmic Services) Regulations 2006 - as amended.  This amended version incorporates all amendments up to and including the most recent SSI issued by the Scottish Government and which comes into force on 1st October 2018
  • The link to the SGHD circular showing the NHS GOS Revised Statement, which comes into effect on 1st October 2018. The circular provides the following information:

o     Revised statement: primary eye examination (PEE) frequencies and early re-examination codes; supplementary eye examination (SEE) reason codes and fee structure; PEE and SEE mandatory tests and procedures; equipment provision; record keeping; continuing training and education (CET) allowances.

o    Tests, procedures and examinations outside GOS

o    Pre-registration trainee supervisor grant

o     Amendments to legislation requiring the electronic submission of GOS(S)3/GOS(S)4 voucher payment claims on and after 1 April 2019, and written record requirements for repairs/replacements of optical appliances;

o    Amendments to eOphthalmics enabling GOS(S)3/GOS(S)4 voucher payment claims involving HC3 certificates to be submitted electronically on and after 1 April 2019;

o    Changes to GOS(S)1 claims from 1 April 2019 for sight impaired / severely sight impaired patients entitled to an annual primary eye examination;

o    Clarification on managing emergency eye presentations;

o    Clarification that hydroxychloroquine screening is not part of GOS.