The Optical Confederation has actively pursued an IT policy for the past three years, in order to connect optical practices with the rest of the NHS. We have submitted a series of consultation responses through the NHS reforms calling for improvements to IT processes and greater opportunities to share information securely between providers.  We are also working with the Department of Health and NHS IT officials to deliver a revised GOS18 form for referrals, electronic claims and payments and NHSmail for optometrists and opticians. 

A list of the Optical Confederation’s responses to the NHS reforms can be found on the consultations section of the website.