Dentistry: Fines

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 4th September 2018.

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Photo of Stella Creasy Stella Creasy Labour/Co-operative, Walthamstow

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many fines of what level have been issued to how many dentists by the NHS Business Services Authority for providing FP17 forms without the address of a patient.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The NHS Business Services Authority (BSA) has no ability to issue fines if FP17 forms are not completed correctly by NHS dental practices. However, FP17 forms record the dental activity (courses of treatment) the dental contract holder has contracted to deliver. Where an FP17 form has not been completed it may not be accepted by the BSA and therefore not count towards activity delivered. Where a contract delivers less than 96% of contracted annual activity NHS England may make a financial recovery at end of year. It is therefore in dental contract holders interest to ensure FP17s are correctly completed.

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