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Friends and family test - England only

The friends and family test (FFT) is an important feedback tool that supports the fundamental principle that people who use NHS services should have the opportunity to provide feedback on their experience.

Primary dental service providers will need to complete and submit the form each month.

The FFT survey form will open on the first day of each month to allow submissions of the data you’ve collected within the previous month.

If you have difficulty opening the form it may be due to your browser settings. Try using a different browser.

FFT Online submission formThe survey will close at 11:59pm on the twelfth working day as per the following table:

FFT feedback month Form opens Form closes
February 2024 1 March 2024 18 March 2024
March 2024 1 April 2024 17 April 2024
April 2024 1 May 2024 17 May 2024
May 2024 1 June 2024 18 June 2024
June 2024 1 July 2024 16 July 2024
July 2024 1 August 2024 16 August 2024
August 2024 1 September 2024 17 September 2024

Check Compass for the current practice addresses linked to your contract. If practice addresses are incorrect, contact your Integrated Care Board (ICB) directly as they're responsible for changing these details.

View the friends and family test submission guidance (PDF: 736KB).

NHS England FFT has published a set of frequently asked questions and revised guidance on the NHS England and NHS Improvement website.

For help with FTT requirements, contact the helpline by email:

Monthly updates

You can receive monthly FFT updates from NHS England and NHS Improvement by email.

To join the 'FFT Update' mailing list, email NHS England and NHS Improvement at:

For more general information, you can also ask to join the 'Insight Update' mailing list at: