Submitting paper forms
If you are not yet ready to use PCSE Online or eGOS, you can find guidance on using paper GOS forms in this section.
Paper GOS forms
NHS England and NHS Improvement launched new style paper GOS forms on 1 February 2021. You can order the paper GOS forms (GOS1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6) from PCSE Online and the forms are delivered to the practice.
Click the tile to the left to download our NHSE Paper GOS forms Explained guide.
You can also preview the paper GOS forms here.
For online GOS Users
You'll need to use paper GOS forms should you experience any downtime with your system.
There are new batch headers that must be used and practices need to download these from our website - we no longer send batch headers to contractors. Click the tile for information.
Submitting paper GOS forms
Paper claim forms are still acceptable for all GOS activity, if you are not yet able to submit claims electronically.
PCSE YouTube Channel
Click the tile to visit the dedicated Paper GOS forms playlist on our YouTube Channel, for helpful video guides hosted by Katrina Venerus, Ophthalmic Consultant to PCSE.
The popular Katrina Explains series of video guides shows how to successfully complete GOS1, GOS3, GOS4 and GOS6 paper forms, for example:
You'll also find out the top 7 reasons for rejected claims, for example, Performer List number - incorrect format, to help you avoid rejections.
Processing Paper GOS claims
If there are any errors in the forms, the forms will be rejected, and will be returned to you with a cover sheet explaining which section(s) are incomplete. Please amend and resubmit them to us for processing and payment.
Thinking about moving online?
Using PCSE Online, the GOS form will be automatically checked to ensure all information is correct before submission, reducing the number of rejected claim forms.
If you use PCSE Online to order paper forms, you're already registered. So why not take a look at the online payments system next time you place an order?
Learn more about the new ophthalmic payments service
Use the tiles below to find out more about submitting PVNs and other claims. You can also access all available support and guidance.
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