Be a fraud fighter

Penny Green, NHS Commercial Solutions tells her story about being a fraud fighter

Published: 05/12/2019


We are calling on everyone to 'be a fraud fighter'. No individual or organisation is immune from the threat of fraud, and the NHS is no exception. The NHSCFA estimates that fraud costs the NHS £1.27 billion each year – that is equivalent to the cost of 40,000 nurses.

Fraud is a crime that you are likely experience during your lifetime. Fraud is a hidden crime, as fraudsters use deception and target weaknesses in people and systems to make a financial gain.

You can report NHS fraud to the NHSCFA on our website or by calling 0800 028 4060 (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). All reports are treated in confidence and you have the option to report anonymously. If you are working in the NHS or providing NHS services, you can also speak to your Local Counter Fraud Specialist, who will be able to provide advice and support on NHS fraud.

NHSCFA visual identity icon encompassing call to action to report fraud occuring within the NHS.

We estimate that the NHS is vulnerable to £1.21 billion worth of fraud each year.

Report any suspicions or concerns about fraud against the NHS to the NHSCFA.

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