Request regarding information on NHS dental contractor fraud.

Published: 5 June 2022

Information requested

In terms of NHS dentistry, what methods do you use to prevent dental practices from sending FP17s and attempting to claim treatments performed on patients that don’t exist?’

NHSCFA response

In response to your request, the principal responsibility for the investigation of dental fraud within the NHS lies with NHS England as a primary care issue.

In addition the management of claims and payment systems for dentistry is also part of the NHS England remit, although the NHS Business Services Authority undertake payment processing and provider assurance processes (see NHS Dental Services | NHSBSA, ) as such the majority of preventative measures will be in that area.

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