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End of temporary arrangement for GOS 3 dispensing

Due to COVID-19, in April 2020, NHS England and NHS Improvement advised of a temporary arrangement for GOS 3 claims for clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) patients. In their standard operating procedure for optical settings, they advised that following a remote consultation, the practitioner may exercise professional judgement and delay the sight test and seek approval for a GOS 4 form for a CEV patient’s spectacle dispense request. 

This temporary arrangement for GOS 3 dispensing will end on Saturday 1 May 2021. This means you will no longer be able to submit GOS 3 claims through our GOS 4 pre-authorisation service from Sunday 2 May 2021. 

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