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Crucial Surveys will assist OFNC in Fee Negotiations

Crucial Surveys will assist OFNC in Fee Negotiations

OFNC gives heads up about crucial surveys to inform GOS fees negotiations in England

The OFNC and NHS England had already agreed  to work together to obtain better data on the underlying cost drivers of a sight test to inform future negotiations.

This year, the OFNC will lead on experimental statistics by running two surveys:

  • The first will ask practices to provide average NHS sight test times. This survey will be open to all practices in England to complete later this month (August). Please look for a link to this survey in our next update, as it will be open for a short period only owing to tighter deadlines for fee submissions to NHS England this year.

The second survey will look at a smaller sample of practices to estimate the cost of providing an NHS sight test. With a need for a quick turnaround, we are looking for volunteers to participate in this work, which should not be unduly onerous.

. If you are interested, please email

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