Guidance

General ophthalmic service fees and voucher values from April 2016

Details of NHS general ophthalmic fees and optical voucher values for financial year 2016 to 2017.

Documents

Claim for payment of continuing education and training (CET) allowance

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Details

These documents provide the following details:

  • the NHS sight test fee and NHS domiciliary fees for 2016 to 2017
  • increases in optical voucher values from 1 April 2016
  • increases in the hospital eye service charges from 1 April 2016
  • continuing education and training payment for 2015, payable in 2016
  • the General Ophthalmic Services (continuing education and training allowances) Payments Directions 2016
  • grant payable to supervisors of pre-registration trainees from 1 April 2016
  • a change in arrangements for claiming the Special Facial Characteristics supplement in primary care from 1 April 2016

The guidance is intended for all staff dealing with general ophthalmic services, the hospital eye service, optometrists and ophthalmic medical practitioners.

Published 22 March 2016
Last updated 9 June 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added the General Ophthalmic Services (continuing education and training allowances) Payments Directions 2016.
  2. First published.