For providers, the standards published aim to give information on the counter fraud clauses in the NHS Standard Contract 2017/2019, which is mandated by NHS England. The NHSCFA’s standards explain what providers need to do in order to be fully compliant. The standards document for providers of services to the NHS is split into five chapters. Chapter one is an introduction and overview. Chapter two runs through the counter fraud clauses in the NHS Standard contract. Chapter three provides an overview of the NHSCFA’s standards. Chapter four is an overview of the quality assurance programme. Chapter five gives a detailed breakdown of each standard, including the rationale for each standard, and what the organisation needs to do to be compliant.
Similarly, for NHS commissioners, the standards published provide information on how to fully comply with the standards. The document in four chapters also explains how commissioners will be ensuring that the standards for providers are met. Chapter one is an introduction and overview. Chapter two is an overview of the standards. Chapter three gives an overview of the NHSCFA’s quality assurance programme. Chapter four provides a detailed explanation of each standard, and what the NHS commissioners need to do in order to be compliant.
Both set of standards aim to inform providers and commissioners of the NHS of the steps they need to take in their counter fraud work.
NHS Counter Fraud Standards 2018-19 are available from the Standards section of this website.