- Who commissioned the BBC Programme - Fraud Squad
NHS, which as of today’s date you state on your twitter
account is currently showing on BBC I Player until end of
this month having previously been aired on BBC daytime and
- Who paid for the programming, actor, presenter fees
- overall cost of production and air time.
- Was the Department of Health and Social Care /
Department of Health or any NHS body involved.
- Who authorised the programme and budget.
- Given the amount of Fraud reports your organisation
and Local Counter Fraud Specialists action / investigate per
year, can you please confirm the criteria used in selecting
the cases which featured in each one of the 4 episodes.
- The BBC programme ‘Fraud Squad NHS’ was commissioned
by the BBC (from an independent TV production company).
- NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA) did not fund
the programme. NHSCFA do not hold this information.
Employees of NHSCFA who appeared on the programme were not
paid (although they were entitled to a nominal £1 each under
the contributor agreements).
- The Department of Health and Social Care was
involved along with a number of other bodies including
NHSCFA, the national NHS Counter Fraud Services in Wales and
Scotland, local NHS counter fraud bodies and the defrauded
NHS bodies that featured.
- The BBC
- This is primarily a question for the programme
The criteria NHSCFA applied when suggesting case
- Successful prosecutions for fraud against the NHS
that have been sentenced in court.
- Fairly recent cases.
- Cases NHSCFA employees were involved in and
therefore could explain with authority.
- Cases that presented a range of fraud loss values,
offender occupations, geographic location and diversity of
- Cases with sufficient human interest to engage a TV
- Cases that support NHSCFA’s strategic objectives,
raising awareness and understanding of NHS fraud, to