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.
Mandating electronic form submissions
From 1 May 2019 FP17/FP17O submissions for new courses of treatment must be completed electronically.
Paper FP17/FP17O forms for courses of treatment that started before 1 May will be accepted until 30 June 2019. After this date paper FP17/FP17O forms will not be accepted.
Electronic FP17 forms can be completed using your practice management system or the online form function in Compass.
Letters have been sent to all paper submitting practices about mandating of electronic FP17 transmissions.
For help with electronic form submissions, contact us by:
Telephone: 0300 330 1348
Compass online form guidance
WebEDI provides a secure means of sending data between the dental practice management system and the NHS Dental Services.
FP17 common errors and how to correct them (PDF: 98KB)DMF guidance (PDF: 90KB)Important changes to the FP17 form from 1 April 2016 (England)(PDF: 42KB)Urgent courses of treatment within two months (PDF: 53KB)Referrals for advanced mandatory services (PDF: 45KB)
Sample forms - England
FP17 England April 2018 (PDF: 132KB)FP17O England April 2018 (PDF: 96KB)PR form England April 2018 (PDF: 88KB)FP17DC – England (PDF: 541KB)FP17DCO – England (PDF: 485KB)FP17RN – England (PDF: 1.2MB)Orthodontic referral form (PDF: 78KB)
Sample forms - Wales