An NHSCFA 'Stop Fraud' poster displayed on a wall on the entrance of a building.

New resources are available to help NHS organisations take part in this year’s International Fraud Awareness Week (15-21 November 2020) by raising awareness of fraud among their people. You can find them in our Fraud awareness toolkit.

Being aware of the fraud risks facing the NHS, as well as how each of us individually can become a victim of fraud, is as important as ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. We know criminals try to exploit emergency situations to commit fraud and continued vigilance is vital to stop them succeeding (see our guidance on COVID-19 related fraud for more details).

The new awareness materials for International Fraud Awareness Week include banners, short animations and sample content for organisational communications.

We’d be keen to hear how you are using the resources to support International Fraud Awareness Week or other fraud awareness initiatives – let us know by emailing

If you work in the NHS and would like more information on local fraud awareness initiatives, or would like to help raise awareness of fraud among your colleagues, please contact your organisation’s Local Counter Fraud Specialist for advice.