Our counter fraud pillars

How the NHSCFA’s approach will achieve success.

In the first year of our new 2023 to 2026 Strategy, we introduced our four Counter Fraud Pillars of Understand, Prevent, Respond and Assure, which are underpinned by People and Resources.

Our pillars of counter fraud activity ensure that we do the following:

  • Understand - we will understand how fraud, bribery and corruption affects the NHS
  • Prevent - we will ensure the NHS is equipped to take proactive action to prevent future losses from occurring
  • Respond - we are equipped to respond to fraud
  • Assure - we can confidently assure our key partners, stakeholders and the public that the overall response to fraud across the NHS is robust

A foundation of our fraud-focused approach is an ambition to ensure we are supporting our People to deliver counter fraud activity in the NHS using our Resources whilst striving to identify and pursue opportunities for growth and innovation.

This plan will remain agile and responsive to the needs of the counter fraud effort within the wider NHS and is intended to evolve as risks develop.

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