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Our guidance documents provide a framework for the NHS to deal with fraud at both a national and a local level.

The guidance documents on this page may be used to develop or adapt local policies, procedures and systems. Additional guidance is available on the NHSCFA Extranet (currently available to Local Counter Fraud Specialists and Directors of Finance).

Procurement fraud quick guides

The NHSCFA has produced a series of eight fraud prevention quick guides focusing on specific areas of fraud risk vulnerability in NHS finance and procurement.

Procurement accounts for a significant amount of NHS spend and activity, and procurement fraud is one of the NHSCFA’s priority action areas for the 2019-20 financial year.

The purpose of the guides is to reduce the NHS’s vulnerability to procurement fraud by helping organisations to embed control measures and implement preventative action. Each quick guide covers the following topics:

  • Brief summary of the fraud risk
  • How to spot fraud
  • How to stop fraud from happening
  • How to report suspicions of fraud

The guides have been produced as part of a national exercise on the prevention of procurement fraud, which the NHSCFA is undertaking with NHS provider organisations during the 2019-20 financial year (please see below for more details). However, their content will be of interest to any NHS organisation as well as NHS suppliers.

Read More: full guidance here


Source: NHS Counter Fraud Authority

Date: 19/08/2019