Optical sector rejects fifth year of freeze in GOS fees

6 April 2020
Source: Optometric Fees Negotiating Committee

The Government has announced that there will be no increase in GOS fees in England for a fifth successive year. The Department of Health and Social Care described this as “a difficult decision” which reflected “the lack of available evidence about any impact on NHS sight test numbers or optical businesses” as a result of fees being frozen since 2016.

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OFNC: COVID-19 – Support for GOS Contractors in England

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20 March 2020
Source: OFNC

The Optometric Fees Negotiating Committee (OFNC) and its members (ABDO, AOP, BMA and FODO) are working closely with NHS England on supporting GOS contractors in England through the coronavirus crisis. NHS England has confirmed that eye care is an essential part of the NHS and primary care service, both of itself and in keeping pressure off other NHS services such

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The Optometric Fees Negotiating Committee (OFNC): Optics out in the cold as Government freezes GOS fees again

26 March 2019
Source: The Optometric Fees Negotiating Committee

The Government has announced that GOS fees in England will be frozen for a fourth  successive year, because of “the continuing tight economic climate facing the NHS”. Voucher values will also be frozen, meaning that NHS patients will lose out directly. CET fees and pre-registration grants will rise by 2%, compared to last year’s 1% uplift. The OFNC has left

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