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Local Counter Fraud Specialist

We have a Local Counter Fraud service provided for Wye Valley NHS Trust who hold the required accreditation to undertake such work.

The Trust is responsible for the administration of public funds for the purpose of providing health care to the community we serve. It is recognised that the existence of fraud and corruption threaten to prevent these funds providing maximum benefit to patients. The Trust takes a robust response to these threats as reflected in the Counter Fraud and Corruption Policy and by developing an organisational culture that is intolerant of fraud and corruption.

Suspicions of fraud and corruption may be referred by staff, patients, visitors or others in any instance where the NHS has been defrauded either internally or externally. The Local Counter Fraud Specialist will undertake an investigation and look to gather evidence that can be used to support a criminal prosecution.

Background of Counter Fraud & Security Management Service

Historically, NHS bodies were required to put in place arrangements to counter fraud and manage security under Secretary of State Directions. Provisions introduced under the Health and Social Care Act 2012 mean that such arrangements will now be set out in the NHS standard commissioning contract rather than in Secretary of State Directions. Given that the commissioning contract applies to all providers, irrespective of size, the clauses in the contract need to be applicable to providers of all sizes.

Fraud in the NHS is governed by NHS Protect (previously the NHS Counter Fraud and Security Management Service).  Any concerns you may have in relation to a potential fraud at the Trust can be directed to our Local Counter Fraud Specialists at the contact details located below.

How to report Fraud

To report fraud contact our local counter fraud specialist Neil Hankinson by emailing neil.hankinson@rsmuk.com or call on 07528 970 158, or email bradley.vaughan@rsmuk.com or call on 01782 216000.

The National NHS Fraud and Corruption Reporting Line is a confidential reporting line operated by trained staff between 8am and 6pm - 0800 028 4060.  More information can be found by visiting the NHS Protect website.

 

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