No ophthalmic mail should be sent to Bain Square. No paper GOS payment forms can be processed. If mail is sent to the wrong address this will delay the enquiry being dealt with or payment being made.
Any paper forms received by post after 01/05/2022 will be returned for resubmission by email, the only exception being HES (Hospital Eye Service) forms, which will continue to be submitted as paper copies.
Hospital Eye Service (HES) Forms
Post HES1, HES3 and HES4 forms to:
(D&O Operations department)
1 South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh, EH12 9EB
Payment for postage
If practices underpay or do not pay for postage when sending HES forms, we will not accept these items. Any mail which does not have the correct postage paid will be refused and returned by Royal Mail if there is a return address.
From 01/05/2022, the following forms must be submitted electronically by email from a nhs.scot email account:
E-Ophthalmic (e-GOS) set up:
Ophthalmic online report (e-schedules) forms:
- 1201 - Online reporting registration form;
- 1202 - Close an online account;
- 1203 - Amending payment location codes on your existing user account.
All forms types detailed above should be submitted via e-mail from a nhs.scot email account to NSS.email@example.com, any queries received from a non nhs.scot email account will not be processed.
OPTIX reply letters
These forms should not be returned to us. They relate to GOS 1, GOS 3 and GOS 4 claims submitted via e-ophthalmic and the claim must be resubmitted via e-ophthalmic with the necessary amendment if payment is still being requested.
GOS claims containing discretionary vouchers
The GOS form should be completed as at present with signatures at the relevant parts, then scanned and emailed with the discretionary voucher from a nhs.scot email account to NSS.firstname.lastname@example.org
Uncollected glasses GOS claims
The GOS form should be completed as at present with signatures at the relevant parts, then scanned and emailed from a nhs.scot email account to NSS.email@example.com