Providers submit forms (FP17) to us detailing dental activity data.
The data recorded on the FP17 shows the patient charge collected, the number of units of activity performed and treatment banding information.
Completion of form guides - England
Sample forms - England
Sample forms - Wales
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Compass online form guidance
Online Triage Covid-19 guidance (PDF: 364KB)Orthodontic PAR scores - sample creation and capture - Jan 2022 (PDF: 684KB)Guidance for performer - FP17 (PDF: 1.6MB)Guidance for performer - FP17O England (PDF: 1.1MB)Guidance for practice manager/receptionist (PDF: 677KB)Step-by-step guide - performer (PDF: 187KB)Step-by-step guide - provider and practice staff (PDF: 166KB)How to finalise draft claims and authorise all (PDF: 492KB)
WalesGuidance for performer (PDF: 743KB)Guidance for practice staff (PDF: 833KB)Step-by-step guide - performer (PDF: 166KB)Step-by-step guide - provider and practice staff (PDF: 166KB)How to Finalise Draft Claims and Authorise All (PDF: 492KB)Updated online FP17/FP17O form creation - April 2020 (PDF: 2.6MB)
Dental activity processing errors
Changes to the FP17W (Wales) form
Guidance for the completion of the FP17PRW (practice record form) in Wales (PDF: 3MB)Guidance for the completion of FP17W activity updated December 2022 (PDF: 583KB)CDS Items Treatment Bands - Wales - Updated April 2022 (PDF: 194KB)Changes to the FP17W from 1 April 2022 (Word: 243KB)Guidance for the completion of FP17W activity submissions in Wales (December 2021) (Word: 1.1MB)Changes to the FP17W from 1 April 2020 - Part 1 (PDF: 146KB)Changes to the FP17W from 1 April 2020 - Part 2 (PDF: 111KB)Guidance to locate ACORN data in Compass (Provider) (PDF: 276KB)