Types of fraud involving this category


Employee identity

This relates to the identity of a person working in the NHS and includes identity theft issues or falsified/counterfeit documents.

Forged documents

This relates to genuine identity documents provided by someone working in the NHS which have been adapted or altered with intent to deceive.

Counterfeit documents

This relates to counterfeit identity documents provided by someone working in the NHS with intent to deceive.

Fraudulently obtained genuine documents

This relates to genuine documents provided by someone working in the NHS, such as passports or driving licences, which have been obtained using false information.

Income/hours

This relates to the income or working hours of someone working in the NHS, including falsifying timesheets or taking time off sick when actually fit to work.

Timesheet/overtime

This relates to entries on a timesheet which are incorrect or where the authorising signature has been falsified. This could include daily timesheets, overtime claims or any other timesheet.

Sickness

This relates to someone working in the NHS who has reported sick when they are actually fit for work. For example, this could be linked to them working elsewhere during the sickness period.

Working elsewhere

This relates to someone employed and being paid by the NHS who undertakes paid private work on NHS time.

Income inflation

This relates to someone working in the NHS who has falsified income figures in order to inflate income paid as a bonus or commission or other reward based income.

Leave

This relates to someone working in the NHS who is taking more time off than they are entitled to by fabricating records and/or falsifying authorisation. For example, annual, carers, flexi or special leave.

Travel/subsistence

This relates to someone working in the NHS who is dishonestly claiming for travel, subsistence or other expenses claim they are not entitled to.

Recruitment process

This relates to the recruitment process being unduly influenced by a relationship. For example, by a family member or friend serving on the interview panel.

Employee declaration

This relates to someone working in the NHS who has not told the truth on their CV or job application or has failed to tell the employer about something else relevant to employment.

Right to work in UK

This relates to someone working in the NHS who has used false information or false documents in their real name to support their right to work in the UK.

CV issues

This relates to someone working in the NHS who has deliberately provided fictitious details of qualifications, skills or experience in order to gain employment.

Criminal conviction

This relates to someone working in the NHS who has an undeclared criminal conviction which should have been disclosed to the NHS in accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 as amended.

Sickness certificate

This relates to someone working in the NHS who has used a false sickness certificate to support time taken off work.

Impersonating a medical professional

This relates to someone working in the NHS falsely presenting themselves as a qualified medical professional.

Compensation claim

This relates to someone working in the NHS who has dishonestly misrepresented a set of circumstances in order to qualify for compensation. For example, an injury at work.

Employee insider issues

This relates to someone working in the NHS who has used their access to or knowledge of NHS records/systems for personal gain or some other dishonest advantage.

Improper payments

This relates to someone working in the NHS who has used their knowledge or access to make illicit payments, for instance by creating bogus customer records, interfering with cheques or misusing government procurement cards.

NHS assets

This relates to someone working in the NHS using NHS property, including data, systems, medical equipment, vehicles, consumables and supplies for a non-NHS purpose. For example, misuse of the NHS postage or telecoms system, supplying NHS information to others or using NHS transport for something other than NHS business.

Ghost employees

This relates to personal records being included on the payroll of individuals who are not actually employed. For example, false details have been added to payroll records or details deliberately retained after an employee has left.

Charity funds

This relates to the fraudulent abuse of NHS charity funds or monies intended for charitable purposes by an NHS employee.

Staff collusion

Breach of procurement rules

This relates to procurement rules not being adhered to for dishonest purposes, including issues such as contract splitting, the use of accelerated timescales, conflicts of interest and inappropriate authorisation.

Bribery

This relates to the giving or receiving of an inducement, gift or hospitality to dishonestly influence the action of another.

Rigging tenders

This relates to a tender specification or weighting of a tender evaluation which has been produced to dishonestly favour a particular supplier.

False quotes and tenders

This relates to false quotes or tenders being produced by someone involved in the procurement process for dishonest purposes.

Bursary/training

This relates to someone obtaining an NHS bursary, grant or some other funding for training as a result of not telling the truth on their application or providing false documents to support it.

Household arrangements

This relates to a person who provides false information about their household income or living arrangements, including residency in the UK, in order to obtain an NHS bursary.

Childcare

This relates to a person who provides false information about their responsibility for children or childcare arrangements in order to obtain an NHS bursary.

Identity

This relates to a person who uses a false identity or provides false documents in support of an identity used to obtain an NHS bursary.

False information

This relates to a person who provides false information including documents to support another aspect of their NHS bursary claim. For example, providing false qualifications.

Expenses

This relates to a person making dishonest claims for expenses such as travel or other expenses in connection with an NHS bursary.