This page includes a range of materials to help you raise awareness of fraud against the NHS.

International Fraud Awareness Week 2021

The NHSCFA has developed a series of new awareness resources for International Fraud Awareness Week 2021 (IFAW), which took place from 14-20 November 2021. We will shortly be releasing generic versions of these materials, so they can be used all-year round.

The materials highlight the role of NHS fraud fighters and how they work together to spot, report and stop fraud against the NHS. They turn the spotlight on professional fraud fighters, particularly Local Counter Fraud Specialists (LCFSs) and Counter Fraud Champions, using a superhero theme – while continuing the message from previous years that everyone has a part to play in fighting NHS fraud.

The resources are primarily designed for use by NHS health bodies and counter fraud providers, and aimed at supporting and complementing existing initiatives for International Fraud Awareness Week. If you have any queries about the resources please email comms@nhscfa.gsi.gov.uk.


Sample content

NHS organisations and counter fraud providers can use the sample social media posts and sample newsletter article available below as part of their own communications in support of International Fraud Awareness Week.


Banners

Fraud fighters unite
Image showing two people dressed as superheros, with the text 'fraud fighters unite, thers is a community of fraud fighting heros working together to protect NHS funds from criminals' View/Download
Behind the mask: the Counter Fraud Champion
Image showing a person dressed as a superhero with the text 'Behind the mask:the Counter Fraud Champion' View/Download
Behind the mask: the Local Counter Fraud Specialist
Image showing a person dressed as a superhero with the text 'Behind the mask: the local counter fraud specialist' View/Download

Editable banners

Editable versions of the three banners are available in PDF format. These include a blank space where colleagues can add local details.

International Fraud Awareness Week Animations

Procurement fraud
Mandate fraud
Spot Fraud
Report Fraud
Stop Fraud

Other resources

Besides the new materials developed for International Fraud Awareness Week, a range of other resources are available to help you raise awareness of fraud against the NHS.

All materials are available to view or download in digital formats. If you would like high-quality versions of any of the materials for professional printing, please contact us at comms@nhscfa.gsi.gov.uk.

STOP fraud

STOP fraud (banner)
STOP fraud banner View/Download
WHAT is fraud? (banner)
Remain vigilant to stop procurement fraud banner View/Download
Remain vigilant to stop procurement fraud (banner)
Remain vigilant to stop procurement fraud banner View/Download
Don’t get hooked by phishing criminals (banner)
Remain vigilant to stop procurement fraud banner View/Download

Be a fraud fighter

'Be a fraud fighter’ banner - white version
Fraud Fighter banner 1 View/Download
'Be a fraud fighter’ banner - blue version
Fraud Fighter banner 2 View/Download
Be a fraud fighter poster/leaflet
Be a fraud fighter
         Poster View/Download

Know how to spot NHS fraud

Know how to spot NHS fraud banner
Know how to spot NHS fraud_Banner View/Download

Videos and animations

Mandate fraud
Investment fraud
What does fraud cost you?
What is NHS fraud?

This animation provides a definition of fraud against the NHS and uses a case example (based on a real case of procurement fraud) to illustrate it.

Stop fraud in its tracks

This animation shows an example of a mandate fraud (also known as payment diversion fraud) stopped by the quick thinking of an NHS employee, to support a wider message on fraud prevention.


Story of a fraud

This animation introduces Fraudy, a fictional character representing a fraud, and follows it through a case example (based on a real case of NHS payroll fraud). Will Fraudy manage to remain invisible?

Introducing the NHS Counter Fraud Authority

Sue Frith, Chief Executive Officer of the NHS Counter Fraud Authority, provides a short introduction to the organisation.

Who pays for NHS fraud?

This animation provides examples of different types of fraud affecting the NHS, highlights the impact of NHS fraud and explains how to report it.

Working when sick (short animation)

This animation shows an example of working while off sick. It highlights the importance of reporting fraud and the consequences for those who commit it.

Ghost patients (short animation)

This animation shows an example of claiming for NHS care that was never delivered through the creation of fake patients. It highlights the importance of reporting fraud and the consequences for those who commit it.

A case of fake ID (short animation)

This animation shows an example of using fake identification to gain employment in the NHS. It highlights the importance of reporting fraud and the consequences for those who commit it.