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General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) contract applications

Information for contractors not based in London, Hampshire and Isle of Wight​​​​​

The information on this page is only relevant to ophthalmic contractors based in London, Hampshire and Isle of Wight.
If you are outside this region, you should contact your regional team for help with your application.

You can find out more information about our POC in our briefing documents:

Briefing document for contractors based in London (Word: 60KB) 

Briefing document for contractors based in Hampshire and Isle of Wight (PDF:128KB)

General information

We're running a proof of concept (POC) for contractors based in London, Hampshire and Isle of Wight to help standardise the processes involved in applying for a GOS contract. If you're an existing GOS contractor, you do not need to reapply.

You can find help for completing these forms in Guidance for Applicants (Word: 245KB), and also find examples of completed forms in the relevant business section.

Dispensing-only Practices

If you are applying to become a dispensing-only practice, download the Dispensing-Only Practice Form (Word: 237KB) and the bank mandate form (PDF:431KB).

Complete the forms and return them to nhsbsa.pao-contractadmin@nhs.net.

If you need help to complete this form, look at the completed Dispensing-Only Practice form example (Word: 238KB) for guidance.

Contract Terminations

Under the terms of the GOS contract, you can request to terminate your contract. 

Your contract will be terminated 3 months after you serve notice, or at a mutually agreed date.

If you are part of the London region POC and want to terminate your contract, download the Termination form (Word: 256KB).

Complete the form and send it to nhsbsa.pao-contractadmin@nhs.net.

If you need help to complete this form, look at the completed Termination form example (Word: 257KB) for guidance.  

Contract Variations

If you are based in London, Hampshire or Isle of Wight and want to deliver ophthalmic services at a different or additional address, you need to download and complete the contract variation form (Word: 35.8KB)

You should return the form to nhsbsa.pao-contractadmin@nhs.net.

If you need help completing this form, please see our contract variation exemplar form (Word: 37.4KB).

If you're based in London, we are also processing the following variations:

  • relocations – mandatory
  • change of address – domiciliary practice
  • adding a new borough for a domiciliary provider
  • adding additional premises to a mandatory contract
  • changes in company name
  • change from an individual to a partnership
  • partner joining or leaving a partnership (not to or from an individual)
  • change from a partnership to an individual
  • addition of directors to a body corporate
  • change to or from a body corporate
  • change in GOS hours
  • change of trading name

If you want to make any changes listed above, then please email nhsbsa.pao-contractadmin@nhs.net with:

  • the change(s) you want to make
  • supporting information (for example, if it’s a change in GOS opening hours, provide us with the old opening hours as well as the opening hours you want to change to)
  • your current trading address
  • your contact number