Fraud has a major financial impact on the NHS – last year the value of fraud and unlawful action identified by NHS Protect was £2.07 million.
We have a Local Counter Fraud Specialist, Beric Dawson, who works to raise awareness of fraud issues amongst CCG staff, GPs, practice staff and other health service providers. This includes raising awareness of the Bribery Act 2010, which came into force in 2011. The following documents provide more information about this important piece of legislation.
If you suspect fraud
Whether you work in the NHS, or are a service user, you can raise your concerns in a number of ways:
You can also raise your concerns by telephoning the free NHS Protect Fraud hotline on 0800 028 40 60. Calls to this line are treated in the strictest confidence.
For more information about what is being done to combat fraud in the NHS, visit www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Protect.