NHS counter fraud news – August 2018

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August 2018

Dear Colleague, 
Welcome to the latest issue of our e-newsletter. We hope you find our round-up of news from the NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA) interesting and useful.

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New chair appointed to NHSCFA

Tom Taylor took up his position on 1 August 2018. Read more…


NHSCFA helps recover £97K under POCA from NHS fraudster Jon Andrewes

This follows an earlier prosecution by the Department of Health and Social Care. Read more…


Four in NHS conspiracy group sentenced to a total of nearly 13 years

Following joint investigations by Gloucestershire NHS Counter Fraud service and Gloucestershire Constabulary. Read more…


Together, we can fight NHS fraud and return vital funds to our health services

Writing in the NHS Voices blog, interim CEO Sue Frith discusses how the NHSCFA will work with NHS organisations and stakeholders to stop health service money lining the pockets of fraudsters.
Read more on the NHS Confederation website


Fraudulent prescriptions: a serious risk to the NHS

The fraudulent use of prescription forms can cause financial loss to the NHS as well as harm to people who use drugs obtained illegally. Read more…


NHSCFA helps publicise nurse’s conviction for fraud

Rianne Endeley-Brown, Media Relations Officer at the NHSCFA, talks about how communications plays an important role in fighting fraud. Read more…


Vacancy – Non-Executive Directors

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care is looking to appoint three Non-Executive Directors to the NHSCFA. The closing date is 10 September 2018Read more…

Government Counter Fraud Profession to launch in October 2018


On 30 July the Minister for the Constitution, Chloe Smith MP, announced the creation of the Government Counter Fraud Profession (GCFP), which will be launched on 9 October 2018. This is part of work the Cabinet Office is leading to improve counter fraud capability across central government. 

The GCFP aims to bring the government’s counter fraud community together under a common set of standards, and develop that community as they work to protect public services and fight economic crime. The NHSCFA has supported the Cabinet Office’s work on this from the start, and worked closely with colleagues across central government to shape the development of the new profession.

For more information please see the Counter Fraud Standards and Professions page on GOV.UK.

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