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 Counter fraud

Fraud has been estimated to cost the NHS around £5billion per year and in comparison this amount could be used to fund around 250,000 new nursing posts.

Arrangements for tackling fraud in the NHS were established in 1998 when it was recognised that fraud was a major issue for the NHS. NHS fraud is committed by staff, professionals, patients, contractors and managers but the fact is, no matter who it is committed by, it is damaging the Health Service as funds are being diverted away from patient care.  Every NHS Organisation within England and Wales has a nominated Local Counter Fraud Specialist (LCFS) who is dedicated to investigating fraud and implementing the national fraud strategy. To date, their work has found fraud in every area of the NHS and the work that they have undertaken has resulted in hundreds of millions of pounds being recouped and many fraudsters being prosecuted.

 

There is plenty of information about fraud in the NHS contained within these web pages so please click on the links below to find out more.

  Find out more about fraud: 

Examples of Fraud 
Fraud and related criminal acts
Counter Fraud Policies 
Fraud Awareness Resources - Posters and Leaflets
Fraud Training Resources
The Bribery Act 2010
Information for Witnesses
Reporting a Fraud 



Please contact Fiona Dwyer our Local Counter Fraud Specialist if you would like to raise a concern or if you have any questions:

Fiona Dwyer 
Anti Fraud Specialist
Accredited Security Management Specialist
07552 290964
02476 536880
Fiona.dwyer@cwaudit.org.uk 
FDwyer@nhs.net

CCG staff personal data such as contact details may be provided to bodies responsible for auditing, administering public funds or where undertaking a public function for the purposes of preventing and detecting fraud. This is done in line with the Cabinet Office’s National Fraud Initiative, a data matching exercise that is carried out with statutory authority under Part 6 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.