Introducing the NHSCFA
Sue Frith, Chief Executive Officer of the NHS Counter Fraud Authority, introduces the new organisation in this short video.
What is the cost of NHS fraud?
In 2016-17 it was estimated that fraud cost the NHS around £1.25 billion per annum.
That's enough money to pay for over 40,000 staff nurses, or to purchase over 5,000 frontline ambulances.
It is taxpayers' money that is taken away from patient care and falls into the hands of criminals.
What do we mean by fraud?
When we say 'fraud', we mean a range of economic crimes, such as fraud, bribery and corruption.
While those who commit fraud against the NHS are a minority, they are having a serious impact on us all.
Fraud against the NHS takes many forms. Please see the What is NHS fraud? page for more details.
What can you do about fraud in the NHS?
Everyone has a part to play in fighting fraud. Being aware of the risk and remaining vigilant are the most important first steps, followed by knowing how to report fraud.