Payments to Dentists

We take data collected from FP17s and the Compass system to calculate payments to over 10,500 providers.
  • We manage the payment process to all independent dental providers for their NHS services.
  • Each month we calculate the payments due to every dental provider net of patient charges declared and additions and deductions specified in each individual contract for that month.
  • We provide business services in situations involving dispute, probate or bankruptcy.

The payments we make to dental providers are made in accordance with the relevant Statement of Financial Entitlement, copies of which can be accessed by clicking on the relevant links below:

GDS Statement of Financial Entitlement for England 2013

PDS Statement of Financial Entitlement for England 2013

GDS Statement of Financial Entitlement for Wales

PDS Statement of Financial Entitlement for Wales

We are currently waiting for confirmation of planned changes to the application process and forms for SFE payments. We’ll post information about the changes on this page as soon as it becomes available so keep checking this page for updates. 

Information on changes to the claiming process for reimbursement of Business Rates with effect from April 2017 can be found here: SFE Business Rates change briefing

For reimbursement of 2017/18 Business Rates please use this application form.

For applications for payments up to 31 March 2017 only please use this application form.

If you are applying for reimbursement of travel and/or subsistence for approved Section 63 Courses or if your claim relates to adding a Foundation Dentist to your contract, these should be sent to your NHS England Local Office. Please do not send to NHS Dental Services as this will delay your application.

If want to update your bank account details log into your Compass account, select the Provider menu option and then click on Provider Bank Account Update. You should enter a reason as to why you need to change the details and then click 'Save' to confirm the update. More information on Compass can be found at