We are responsible for making sure that the public funds made available to us are used responsibly and properly for providing healthcare to local people.
Unfortunately, fraud and corruption within the NHS does exist. We have a zero tolerance approach to fraud, corruption and bribery. Any staff, patients or visitors who suspect that an act of the above has taken place should refer these to our local anti-fraud specialist, who will investigate and gather evidence to support a criminal prosecution.
Fraud in the NHS is governed by an organisation called NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA).
National Fraud Initiative (NFI) 2020/2021
As part of our legal responsibility to protect public funds, sometimes we may share information with other bodies responsible for; auditing, or administering public funds, or where undertaking a public function, in order to prevent and detect fraud.
In accordance with The Bribery Act 2010, we commit to:
Staff and the public should report any suspicions or allegations of bribery immediately.
How to report fraud, corruption or bribery