Freedom of Information request: 2022007
Request summary: Request regarding reports of fraud undertaken by community pharmacists.
Request date: 11/02/2022
NHSCFA response date: 04/03/2022
140 relate to dispensing irregularities
25 relate to false claims for allowances and expenses
25 relate to false claims submitted for patient exemption
24 relate to false claims for patient services (e.g. MURs etc)
12 relate to dispensing reissued medication
11 relate to false claims for fees incurred for things like Specials, Out of Pocket Expenses etc
4 relate to ghost patients
3 relate to dispensing medication at one pharmacy but submitting the claim for payment at another pharmacy
2 relate to dispensing counterfeit medication
The remaining 37 reports don’t fall into any of these categories and are classed as “other”.
The outcome of closed cases is as follows:
2 cases - No Fraud Identified
2 cases - No outcome recorded
3 Cases - No fraud found or proven.
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