Improving Health and Wellbeing

Reporting NHS fraud

Man pulling cash out of his pocket with caption 'Who pays for NHS Fraud? We all do.

Fraud and corruption within the NHS is unacceptable and diverts valuable resources away from patient care. Measures to counter NHS fraud were established in 1998 and in 2003 the NHS Counter Fraud and Security Management Service (CFSMS) was established.

Local Counter Fraud Specialists (LCFS) are established in all NHS Trusts to assist in reducing fraud and corruption to the absolute minimum and they can only do this with your help. If you are aware of potential fraud or corruption against the NHS, even if this is just a suspicion or a single piece of information, please pass it on to either:

Humber NHS Foundation Trust's fraud specialist
Nikki Cooper
East Coast Audit Consortium
Crosskill House
Mill Lane
HU17 9JB  

Telephone: 01482 866800
Fax: 01482 882992
Mobile: 07872 988939         

National Fraud and Corruption Hotline: 0800 028 40 60 
NHS Counter Fraud Service:

Report a fraud via their online reporting form
The action that you take when you first suspect fraudulent activity may be crucial; do not try to investigate the matter yourself. Attempts to gather evidence by people who are unfamiliar with the law may destroy the case. You will not suffer any recriminations as a result of voicing a reasonably held suspicion. You can remain anonymous if you wish.

Fraud outside the NHS

Report tax evasion

Report benefit fraud

Report any other fraud concerns


The UK Boarder Agency have put together a list of the latest tricks and scams in use and gives you advice on protecting yourself. To view the scams, please visit

The Metropolitan Police have released the third edition of their Little Book of Scams. You can download the booklet at: 

Current Fraud stories in the News

Jailed – the ‘siblings’ who stole £558K in benefits and NHS bursaries:  

SENTENCED: NHS Worker jailed for £93k false identity fraud:  

SENTENCED: NHS Locum Doctor swindles NHS for over £13k: