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View the monthly ophthalmic schedule communications

Published on 15 May 2024

Keep up-to-date with our monthly practice bulletin.

It has the latest information and updates affecting ophthalmic practitioners.

Ophthalmic schedule communications

Schedule Communications April paid May 2024

  • PCA(O)(2024)2
  • Community Eyecare Guidelines
  • Community Glaucoma Service Clinical Governance guidance
  • eOphthalmic system downtime
  • Reminder: Do NOT Send Any Mail to Bain Square

Schedule Communications March paid April 2024

  • Changes to submission period for GOS(S)1 claims and increase in voucher values
  • GOS(S)4 optical voucher approval arrangements
  • Practitioner Services website
  • Reminder: Do NOT Send Any Mail to Bain Square

Schedule Communications February paid March 2024

  • Practitioner Services website
  • Reminder: ePractitioner Verification Certificates
  • Reminder: Do NOT Send Any Mail to Bain Square

Schedule Communications January paid February 2024

  • Changes to your IT environment
  • ePractitioner Verification Certificates
  • Reminder: eSchedules Access and Password Reset
  • Reminder: Do NOT Send Any Mail to Bain Square

Schedule Communications December paid January 2024

  • PCA(O)2023(06) - includes information on GOS(S)1 submission times, GOS(S)4 voucher approval arrangements, NHS Waiting Times Guidance
  • Communications and important updates
  • Managing user access to eOphthalmic

Schedule Communications November paid December 2023

  • Focus
  • Submitting vouchers after closing a practice

Schedule Communications October paid November 2023

  • Reminder: Managing user access to eOphthalmic

Schedule Communications September paid October 2023

  • GOS(S)1 eye examination patient signature booklet
  • End to issuing of HES(S)1 forms to HES patients
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) allowance

Schedule Communications August paid September 2023

  • Light Therapy as a Novel Treatment for Myopia
  • Maintaining accurate patient records
  • Reminder: NHS email accounts

Schedule Communications July paid August 2023

  • Reminder: NHS email accounts

Schedule Communications June paid July 2023

  • Reminder: eOphthalmic Unlocks and Password Resets
  • Reminder: NHS email accounts

Schedule Communications May paid June 2023

  • Increase in NHS optical voucher values
  • eOpthalmic Unlocks and Password Resets

Schedule Communications April paid May 2023

  • PCA(O)2023(02) - includes information on increase in voucher values, and Lanarkshire CGS application process
  • D&O Management profile
  • Payment Claims
  • Reminder: Managing user access to eOphthalmic

Schedule Communications March paid April 2023

  • All ophthalmic listed practices must provide GOS eye examinations free of charge
  • Reminder: Reintroduction of Biannual magazine: Focus

Schedule Communications February paid March 2023

  • PCA(O)2023(01) - CGS Application Process
  • Reintroduction of Biannual magazine: Focus

Schedule Communications January paid February 2023

  • National patient safety alert
  • Join our email list for Focus and monthly communications

Schedule Communications December paid January 2023

  • PCA(O)(2022)07 - Patient signposting over holiday period; Homeless patients; Data sharing for SCONe project; Eyes.Scot Website
  • Managing user access to eOphthalmic
  • Reminder: NHS email accounts
  • Reminder: E-schedule contacts
  • Reminder: submit forms electronically

Schedule Communications November paid December 2022

  • PCA(O)(2022)06 - Establishment and Rollout of the CGS and Application process; NESGAT qualification
  • Reminder: NHS email accounts
  • Reminder: E-schedule contacts
  • Submitting vouchers after closing a practice
  • Reminder: submit forms electronically

Schedule Communications October paid November 2022

  • PCA(O)(2022)05 - GOS eye examinations fees increase; Supplementary eye examination reason codes amendment; Supplementary eye examinations remote facilities; CPDA
  • Reminder: NHS email accounts
  • Reminder: E-schedule contacts

Schedule Communications September paid October 2022

  • Timescales for submission of GOS payment claims and admin forms
  • Reminder: submit forms electronically

Schedule Communications August paid September 2022

  • Patient change of name and/or sex when they choose to live in a changed gender
  • Special facial characteristics supplement - GOS(S)3 and GOS(S)4
  • Program to digitize webforms
  • Continuing Professional Development

Schedule Communications July paid August 2022

  • Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) Scotland Emotional and Practical Support Eyecare Liaison Officers (ECLO) Services
  • Ophthalmic 24 forms and sending accurate claims

Schedule Communications June paid July 2022

  • Mail Delivery
  • Ophthalmic 26 forms guidance

Schedule Communications May paid June 2022

  • Ophthalmic 25 forms guidance

Schedule Communications April paid May 2022

  • Ophthalmic 25 forms – Change of surname

Schedule Communications March paid April 2022

  • Administration form changes from 1 May 2022
    • Submitting forms to PSD
    • eOphthalmic set up
    • eSchedules account set up
    • HES vouchers submission
    • Ophthalmic 24 and 25 forms timescales from 1 May 2022
    • OPTIX reply letters
    • GOS claims containing discretionary vouchers
    • Uncollected glasses GOS claims
  • Support available for your NHS connection

Schedule Communications February paid March 2022

  • Administration forms changes from 1 May 2022 - no longer accept by post

Schedule Communications January paid February 2022

  • GOS Fees Uplift
  • Update to Respiratory Infections in Health and Care Settings Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Addendum
  • Change or reset your eSchedule password
  • Resetting the eOphthamic webform password

Schedule Communications December paid January 2022

  • Reminder: email administrative forms to PSD
  • Windows 11 compatibility – Do not upgrade
  • Resetting the webform password

Schedule Communications November paid December 2021

  • eSchedules - keep your details up to date
  • Submitting vouchers after closing a practice

Schedule Communications October paid November 2021

  • Mail delivery guide

Schedule Communications September paid October 2021

  • Continuing Education and Training (CET) allowance claims
  • Recruitment
  • Practitioner Services Ophthalmic Website

Schedule Communications August paid September 2021

  • Cessation of COVID emergency financial support for Optometry practices
  • Resigning practice Payment Location Codes (Pay to list numbers)
  • Downloading forms from our website

Schedule Communications July paid August 2021

  • PCA(O)(2021)09 - physical distancing requirements; IPC guidance (incl. waste disposal); CET allowance for OMPs; Eyes.Scot; Community optometry practice poster
  • Physical Distancing for Primary Care Providers
  • Continuing Education and Training (CET) Allowance

Schedule Communications June paid July 2021

  • PCA(O)(2021)08 - IPC guidance (incl use of gloves and aprons); PPE funding; Staff wellbeing; £500 non-consolidated payment – claims for locums and sessional paid staff; Patient / patient representative signatures; Patient exemption checking; Workforce Specialist Service

Schedule Communications May paid June 2021

  • Financial Support – Practice Premises & Mobile Practices
  • Unpaid Claims

Link to the schedule communications publications page with a list of all the ophthalmic schedule communications.