General Ophthalmic Services

The vast majority of optical practices in England hold General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) contracts with NHS England to deliver core primary care services to the public (Please Note: these are different services to extended primary care services such as MECS).  

Useful links 

General Ophthalmic Services Contract

General Ophthalmic Services Contracts Regulations 2008

Opticians Act 1989 Assorted Documents

Contractors with GOS queries should contact their individual representative bodies (such as AOP, ABDO, FODO).

LOCs with GOS queries should contact LOCSU.