Compass allows practices to submit their FP17 or FP17O claim information electronically:

Location: Activity > Activity Creation

The patient will need to sign a paper Patient Record (PR) form, and this must be retained by the practice for a period of two years.

Step-by-step guides are available on the NHS Dental Services website for Providers, Performers, and Practice Staff.

From 1 May 2019, FP17 or FP17O submissions for new courses of treatment must be completed electronically. Paper submissions for courses of treatment started prior to 1 May 2019 will be accepted until 30 June 2019. After this date paper submissions will not be accepted.

Prior to the ceasing of paper FP17 or FP17O's, practices must choose one of the following options:

  • Purchase a practice management system from one of the current WebEDI suppliers

  • Use the online form within Compass, developed by NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA). This is a direct free replacement of paper submissions and is available now. Help and guidance can be found on the NHS Dental Services website