NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA) have introduced updated guidance on pre-contract procurement fraud and corruption and on invoice fraud.
• Pre-contract procurement fraud and corruption: Guidance for prevention and detection
• Invoice fraud: Guidance for prevention and detection
The documents aim to provide finance staff and procurement staff with an understanding of how fraud can affect both the pre-contract and invoicing stages of the procurement process. They include an introduction to the subject areas, an overview of the NHS procurement and invoicing environment and practical advice on the most effective ways of preventing and detecting fraud and how to report suspected fraud and corruption.
I aim to utilise the new guidance to update our procurement and invoice checklists and review the new Trust arrangements in the near future from a gap analysis perspective.