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How to claim your CET grant in 2017

The window for submitting Continuing Education and Training (CET) claims to PCSE opened on 1 July 2017 and will remain open until 31 October 2017.

Claims for CET undertaken by ophthalmic practitioners between 1 January to 31 December 2016 must be submitted during this period and should be sent to pcse.optical@nhs.net

As a reminder, CET allowance payments are payable to contractors.  A payment can be claimed by a contractor in respect of either:

  1. CET he/she has undertaken personally in the year between 1 January to 31 December 2016.
  2. CET undertaken in the year between 1 January to 31 December 2016 by an ophthalmic practitioner on the Ophthalmic Performers List.

The CET allowance for 2016 is £545.

To submit a claim, please follow these steps:

  1. Complete the form which can be found via this link or on the Department of Health Website
  2. Sign and date the form in the appropriate place(s)
  3. Scan the signed form and attach to an email
  4. Put ‘2017 CET claim’ in the email subject header
  5. Email to pcse.optical@nhs.net

Each claim received will be assigned a case reference number.  We will send you an email confirming that number which should be quoted in any subsequent correspondence. Please ensure that the details you have registered with PCSE are up to date and correct.

Please note you are asked to submit only one claim form per email so that each form has a unique case reference that can be tracked.  

The preferred route for submitting CET claims is by email to pcse.optical@nhs.net but if you prefer to submit by post you can send to:

Primary Care Support England
PO Box 350

If you are including CET claims with GOS claims, please ensure that you group the CET claims together and place them on top of the GOS claims to enable them to be identified and processed more easily.

Important: Claim forms submitted to any other email or postal addresses will not be processed.