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Sent to all South West GOS contractors, ICB and LOC colleagues.

Dear Contractor,

In preparation for the Christmas and New Year period we are contacting all holders of GOS contracts across the South West to understand your intentions between Saturday 23rd December 2023-Tuesday 2nd January 2024 inclusive.

If you intend your opening hours to be different to your usual hours, or to be closed, on any date which is not a bank holiday (23rd.24th,27th-31st December) could you please notify us of the date(s) affected and times at which you will be open or if you intend to be closed.

All contractors will be noted as closed on 25th, 26th December and 1st January unless we receive notification of an intention to open on any of these dates. If you will be open please respond noting the dates and opening hours so we can collate these for wider sharing.

Could you please reply to us at no later than Monday 20 November 2023.

Please ensure you quote your contractor name/trading name, Town and ODS code when replying.

Where we do not receive a response we will note the usual hours on all none bank holidays and closed on 25th, 26th December and 1st January- If this is your intention there is no need to respond to this email.

Draft hours for this period will then be shared w/c 27th November for review prior to the final circulation to all interested parties in December.

Thank you for your assistance with this matter.

Kind Regards

Optometry Team

NHS South West Collaborative Commissioning Hub