CET Claims

How so I submit a claim for a CET grant in 2018?

Claims for CET undertaken by ophthalmic practitioners between 1 January to 31 December 2017 needed to be in by 1 November 2018 (the deadline is usually around this time of the year). Completed forms should be scanned and uploaded via the Enquiries form on the PCSE website.

Download the 2018 CET Claim Form

Please remember CET allowance payments can be paid to contractors only.  A payment of £551 can be claimed by a contractor in respect of either:

  • CET he/she has undertaken personally in the year between 1 January to 31 December 2017.
  • CET undertaken in the year between 1 January to 31 December 2017 by any other ophthalmic practitioner on the Ophthalmic Performers List.

If you are a contractor making a claim for yourself:

  1. Complete Part 1 of the 2018 CET Claim Form with your details.
  2. Print the form and sign the declaration at Part 3.
  3. Scan your completed form and submit via the ‘Enquiries form’ on the Contact Us page on the PCSE website (see instructions below)

If you are a contractor making a claim on behalf of an ophthalmic performer:

  1. Complete Part 1 with your details.
  2. In Part 2 put the details of the ophthalmic performer, including their ophthalmic performer’s list number.
  3. Print the form and sign the declaration at Part 3.
  4. Ask the ophthalmic performer to sign the declaration at Part 4.
  5. Scan the completed form and submit via the ‘Enquiries form’ on the Contact Us page on the PCSE website (see below)

How to submit your completed CET claim form to PCSE:

  • Open the ‘Enquiries form’ on the Contact Us page on the PCSE website
  • Select ‘CET Claim’ from the drop-down menu
  • Click ‘begin’ on the CET landing page
  • Click ‘No’ to confirm that a 2018 CET claim has not been previously submitted for the Performer
  • Complete all the mandatory fields on the Enquiries form:
  • Name of the performer the CET grant is being claimed for, if this is different to the person submitting the form
  • Contact details of person submitting the form and the email address the practice has registered with PCSE
  • ODS code (also known as TP code) – if you do not know the ODS code for your practice you should contact the Exeter Helpdesk on 0300 3034 034 or E-mail: exeter.helpdesk@nhs.net 
  • PCT code*
  • Contractor code*
  • The PCT code and Contractor code (payment system code) can be found in the two boxes in the top right corner of your GOS submission headers e.g. 5C5 121.
  • Upload the signed claim form (either as a single document or as three separate pages)
  • Once all the correct information has been provided and form has been uploaded, click “Next”.
  • A pop-up screen will confirm the submission has been successful and provide a case reference number which will include the name of the performer the claim form relates to (e.g. CAS-12345-ABC123 CET PERFORMER NAME).
  • The case reference number will also be sent in a follow-up email to the contractor to confirm the claim form has been received by PCSE. The case reference number should be quoted in any subsequent correspondence regarding the claim.
  • Once the CET claim has been processed the contractor will receive an email confirming the case has been closed and the CET grant will be paid in the next GOS payment run.
  • Due to restrictions on the existing Ophthalmic Payments System the CET payment will appear on the contractor’s GOS statement as Enhanced Service Value.  Details of the name of the performer that the CET grant is for will be included.

Do CET claims need to be submitted online?

The recommended route for submitting CET claims is via the ‘Enquiries form’ on the PCSE website but if you prefer to submit by post you can send to:

Primary Care Support England
PO Box 350
Darlington DL1 9QN

If you are sending a CET claim by post, please send it separately to your GOS claims to ensure it is processed promptly.

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