Introducing your fraud fighting superheroes
New campaign materials for International Fraud Awareness Week (14-20 November 2021) turn the spotlight on professional NHS fraud fighters.
Fraud is deception carried out for personal gain, usually for money. Fraud can also involve the abuse of a position of trust. By ‘NHS fraud’ we mean any fraud where the NHS is the victim. While those who commit fraud against the NHS are a small minority, their actions have a serious impact on us all. For a more detailed definition of NHS fraud, please visit the What is NHS fraud? page.
We estimate that the NHS is vulnerable to £1.21 billion worth of fraud each year.
Fraud takes taxpayers' money away from patient care and puts into the hands of criminals.
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.
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