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An explanation of the four fraud-focused pillars that have been designed to achieve the NHSCFAs vision of preventing fraud, bribery, and corruption in the NHS.

Delivering our Strategic Pillars

To achieve our vision, we have identified four fraud-focused pillars which will translate into delivery.

  1. we will understand how fraud, bribery and corruption affects the NHS
  2. we will ensure the NHS is equipped to take proactive action to prevent future losses from occurring
  3. we are equipped to respond to fraud
  4. we can confidently assure our key partners, stakeholders and the public that the overall response to fraud across the NHS is robust

At the heart of our 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.

At the core of our approach is an increased focus on data and data analytics. Within this strategic cycle, we will innovate by exploring insight from data to counter fraud.

Our strategy aims to build on the momentum harnessed from the previous strategy. Anticipating and responding to changes in our external environment we will be increasingly proactive, collaborative and agile in our approach to delivery and prioritisation and be driven by intelligence and data.

Our Strategic Pillars are aligned to the four objectives set out in the DHSC Counter Fraud Strategy 2023-26 which centres around minimising loss by demonstrating continuous improvement in preventing, detecting and recovery in the following key areas:

  • proactivity and prevention
  • utilising digital and data analytics
  • collaboration and coordination
  • response and enforcement

Our annual integrated planning together with a health groupwide control strategy and strategic tasking approach will ensure we are focusing on the right priorities which will have the most impact.

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