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
Beverley
HU17 9JB  

Telephone: 01482 866800
Fax: 01482 882992
Mobile: 07872 988939         
Email: nikki.cooper@humber.nhs.uk

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

Scams

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 www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/aboutus/scams

March 2014: There are couple of email scams in operation, please click on the links below to find out more:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/security/examples.htm

http://www.nice.org.uk/

Current Fraud stories in the News

Dentist ordered to return money to NHS

Gang jailed for attempted £478K NHS fraud

Company director jailed for £100K NHS fraud and money laundering

Manchester GP practice manager jailed for £150k fraud

NFI - 1 Billion of fraud found