|1.||Health Sector CFB to review the effectiveness of centralised support / coordination for NHS organisations in sourcing and procuring essential equipment during the onset of Covid-19. An enhanced understanding of overseas markets and use of intermediaries should form the core support mechanisms provided in future emergency management scenarios.||HIGH||Health Sector CFB, DHSC, NHSE&I|
|2.||NHSE&I and individual NHS organisations to drive improvements in due diligence capability.||HIGH||NHSE&I, NHS organisation, Director of Finance, LCFS|
|3.||NHS organisations to continue to implement and review the appropriateness of their fraud risk management regime under both: business-as-usual and emergency management scenario circumstances.||MEDIUM||NHS organisation, Director of Finance, LCFS|
|4.||NHS organisations to ensure there are adequate requirements for staff to record: decisions, actions taken, and risk assessments on procurement activity (by way of organisational policy). Suitable mechanisms for maintaining such records should also be put in place; this is likely to derive from contract management software platform.||MEDIUM||NHS organisation, Director of Finance, LCFS|
|5.||NHSCFA to review and update its existing procurement fraud prevention guidance (available on the NHSCFA website), taking into consideration the outcomes from this exercise.||MEDIUM||NHSCFA|
Our classification system is defined in appendix 3 of this report.