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FP17 processing

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.

Electronic FP17 transmission letter - England April 2019 (PDF: 93KB)

Electronic FP17 transmissions letter - England Jan 2019 (PDF: 98KB)

Electronic FP17 transmissions letter - Wales Jan 2019 (PDF: 98KB) 

Electronic FP17 transmissions letter - England Nov 2018 (PDF: 99KB)

Electronic FP17 transmissions letter - Wales Nov 2018 (PDF: 98KB)

For help with electronic form submissions, contact us by: 

Telephone: 0300 330 1348


WebEDI provides a secure means of sending data between the dental practice management system and the NHS Dental Services. 

View our list of software system suppliers (PDF: 119KB)