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Dentist Bulletin - 2019 April

In this bulletin, you will find updates on:
Mandating of electronic FP17 transmissions
Occupational health certificate requirements for entry to the Dental National Performers List in England
British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show
Contacting PCSE

Mandating of electronic FP17/FP17O transmissions
From 1 May 2019 FP17 submissions for new courses of treatment will have to be completed electronically. All versions of paper FP17 forms for courses of treatment commenced prior to the 1 May cut-off date will be accepted until 30 June 2019. After this date no paper FP17’s will be accepted, regardless of the date the course of treatment was commenced.
Prior to the ceasing of paper FP17’s practices must make a decision on one of the following options:

  • Purchase a practice management system from one of the current WebEDI suppliers. A list of these suppliers can be found on the NHS BSA website: www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/fp17-processing-and-payments/webedi
  • Use the online form that the NHS BSA has developed within the Compass system. This is a direct free replacement of the paper FP17/FP17O and is available now. Help and guidance can be found on the NHS BSA website on the ‘FP17 processing and payments’ page: www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/fp17-processing-and-payments

Performers Lists
Occupational health certificate requirements for entry to the Dental National Performers List in England
From 2019, all new applicants to the dental Performers List must include with their application an occupational health certificate from a Safe, Effective, Quality Occupational Health Service (SEQOHS) accredited provider or an NHS occupational provider.
Acceptable providers of occupational health certificates can be found on the following websites: https://www.seqohs.org/Accreditedunits.aspx
or http://www.nhshealthatwork.co.uk/find-providers.asp

Applicants from Scotland and Wales must also ensure that their occupation certificates comply with these requirements.
 British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show
PCSE will be exhibiting at this year’s British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show - the UK's largest dental event. It’s taking place in Hall 5 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) Birmingham on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th May 2019.
If you’re attending the event, please visit us on stand L24. Our Performer Lists Operations Team and Dental Engagement Team will be on hand to talk you through processes and answer any queries you might have on your PCSE services.
We hope to see you there. For further information, please visit the show website:
Contacting PCSE
Whilst the Engagement Team are available to attend meetings and events, please continue to contact PCSE with queries by either:

  • Calling the PCSE Customer Support Centre on 0333 014 2884 (open from 8:00-17:00, Monday to Friday), or
  • Clicking here to send us an enquiry via our online form.

Your query can then be logged and will get to the right team as quickly as possible.
If you need to follow up on a query, please quote the case reference number to help us quickly identify it. 
You can also try our online help for answers to the most
frequently asked questions from our customers.
Best Wishes,
Primary Care Support England