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Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide me with copies of the following:
This request concerns the following grounds for fraud:
For *each* of these two instances, please state the following:
I am attaching a spreadsheet in response to your request, containing data held by NHS Counter Fraud Authority in respect of Overseas Visitor Fraud.
Our data relies on Overseas Visitors Managers (OVMs) in Primary and Secondary Care Providers reporting cases of suspected fraud.
OVMs would usually report unrecovered Overseas Visitor charge information to the Department of Health and Social Care Cost Recovery Team.
I would suggest that you contact the DHSC Cost Recovery Team requesting data on ‘unrecovered Overseas Visitor charges’ (as these cases may not be referred to as fraud).2019002_dataset.xlsx
I would ideally like this information in the form of statistics from each of the following calendar years:
I am writing to advise you that following a search of our paper and electronic records, I have established that the information you requested is not held by the NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA).
However it is possible that NHS Business Services Authority may hold some or all of the information you require. They can be contacted at:https://apps.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/FOI/initRequestForm.do
Vodafone and BT (N3 line)
These costs are part of a managed service provision and the breakdown is not held by NHS Counter Fraud Authority.
Mobile = 120, Voice = 250. The data is unknown as this is part of a Managed Service Provision.
The Managed Service Contract is due to expire in December 2019.
The Managed Service Provision start date was January 2010.
The Managed Service Provision end date is December 2019.
The contract has already been reviewed and a number of new suppliers chosen to provide different elements of the current managed service provision. Contracts have already been signed with Virgin Media for LAN/WAN and KCOM for telephony.
NHSCFA do not hold individuals’ names or contact details. The organisation responsible for contracts is NHS Business Services Authority Strategic Sourcing.
Unison – NHSCFA Branch
Pay negotiations are managed by the NHS Staff Council for all staff employed on Agenda for Change.
All employees are on Agenda for Change.
Total staff covered under AfC - 155
Please refer to National NHS Staff Council documentation which is publicly available on www.nhsemployers.org
No. Under the National NHS Staff Council negotiation arrangements
This is not applicable. The civil service grades do not map across to the AfC roles as they are carried out under separate job evaluation schemes with separate grading and role structures. The pay rates for NHS AfC grades for the current and all previous years are publicly available on line at:
There is no individual performance related pay scheme in place for an NHSCFA employee.
Estimated from the pay bill in March 2018 and the pay bill in July 2018, which was the first month the pay bill was applied for NHS AfC staff. Annual estimated pay bill increase:£151,356.00
NHS Staff Council – please refer to publicly available information on:
I write to enquire why you were unable to assist/disclose the information listed in my FOI request, when you/your department undertook the investigation:
NHS Counter Fraud Service (CFS) Wales conducted a confidential investigation on behalf of Cardiff & Vale UHB (C&V UHB).
The investigation report was submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service who advised that no criminal charges were appropriate.
I consider that it would not be appropriate to share this confidential investigation report with you as it is exempt under S.2(30) and S.2(31) of the Freedom of Information Act.
You have not listed any justification to support your request to access the confidential investigation report and I can confirm that the comment attributed to Maria Battle, CEO of C&V UHB, refers to the Wales Audit Office report not the CFS Wales report.
As previously advised, I suggest that you address any further queries on this issue to C&V UHB as the information you request is owned by the health body; the relevant FOI submission details are available via the link below:
I write to receive a copy under FOI of your investigation report into procurement fraud as disclosed in the WAO report July 2017 and PAC investigation September 2017. I request details of what legal action was is taken against the said persons.
I am writing to advise you that following a search of our paper and electronic records, I have established that the information you requested is not held by NHS Counter Fraud Authority.
However it is possible that NHS Counter Fraud Services Wales and/or Cardiff and Vale University Health Board may hold some or all of the information you require.
They can be contacted at:
In NHSCFA’s 2018 strategic assessment report , paragraph 5.4 states that: During 2016-2017, NHSCFA received 4,602 fraud information reports. And paragraph 6.5.2 states that: Throughout 2016-2017 NHSCFA received one allegation per 90 community pharmacist (sic).
I would like to know:
11,700 community pharmacies with 132 allegations.
per community pharmacy.
The information that I require relates to a specific telephone maintenance contract.
The contract information sent by the organisation previously has now expired please can you provide me with a new update of the telephone maintenance contract:
Please can you send me the following contract information with regards to the organisation’s telephone system maintenance contract (VOIP or PBX, other) for hardware and Software maintenance and support:
If the service support area has more than one provider for telephone maintenance then can you please split each contract up individually for each provider.
If the contract is a managed service or is a contract that provides more than just telephone maintenance please can you send me all of the information specified above including the person from with the organisation responsible for that particular contract.
If the maintenance for telephone systems is maintained in-house please can you provide me with:
Also if the contract is due to expire please provide me with the likely outcome of the expiring contract. If this is a new contract or a new supplier please can you provide me with a short list of suppliers that bid on this service/support contract?
I am writing to advise you that following a search of our paper and electronic records, I have established that the information you requested is not held by the NHS Counter Fraud Authority.
ET1 forms forwarded to NHSCFA as a Prescribed Person & follow up action
In response to your request:
Under the Freedom of Information Act, please could you provide me with number of reported physical assaults against NHS staff for 2016/17 and 2017/18, broken down by health body
These figures were previously published by NHS Protect, I am looking for similar information but for the two most recent financial years, including:
Thank you for your request for information, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
I received your request on 3rd September 2018. The request reads:
Under the Freedom of Information Act, please could you
provide me with number of reported physical assaults against
NHS staff for 2016/17 and 2017/18, broken down by health body
I can confirm that this information is not held by the NHS Counter Fraud Authority (previously NHS Protect). I would suggest that you send a similar request to each individual NHS Trust.
I want to submit a freedom of information request for the following information relating to telephony and networks services:
If there is more than one supplier for each of the contracts below, please can you provide me with the contract data for each of the supplier including, spend, contract dates, type of lines and number of sites.
If there is more than one supplier for each contract please can you separate the contract dates and spend for each supplier. Also if no information can be provided for each of the key data types please explain why there is no information
|14/09/2018||I am writing to advise you that following a search of
our paper and electronic records,
I have established that the information you requested is not held by the NHS Counter Fraud Authority.
||19/07/2018||In response to parts 1-4 of your request I can confirm
that this information is not held by NHS Counter Fraud
In response to part 5 of your request, reports of acts of aggression or violence in the NHS should be made to the appropriate NHS Trust.
I am unable to provide a copy of the document you request. The document is not held by NHS Counter Fraud Authority but is available on the internet.
||11/05/2018||I attach copies of presentations delivered at the NHS
Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA) staff conference held on 19th
and 20th March 2018. Some of this information has been
withheld as it falls under Section 22 and Section 31(1) of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. In applying the exemptions we
have had to balance the public interest in withholding the
information against the public interest in disclosing the
The total cost of holding the conference is recorded in the table attached.
The equalities monitoring data for members of the management team and Board is recorded in the table attached.
All gender and ethnicity information will be included within the NHSCFA 2018 Annual Report. The information will be published on the NHSCFA website following audit and board sign off as part of the annual accounting process.
This information is therefore being withheld as it falls under the exemption in section 22(1) of the Freedom of Information Act. In applying this exemption we have had to balance the public interest in withholding the information against the public interest in disclosing the information.
The attached annex to this letter sets out the exemptions in full, as well as the factors the Authority considered when deciding that in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.
|2018007||05/04/2018||How many instances of identity / CV fraud (unsure of
the technical term you use, but when a member of staff, for
example a doctor, has lied about or provided fake credentials
in order to get a job) have been investigated since 1 Jan
Please can you also let me know the outcomes of these investigations (eg xx no action taken, xx unverified, xx staffmember found to have provided fraudulent docs, xx removed from position). A general table with outcomes and numbers of cases will suffice.
For those who were fired / lost their positions, please can you provide a breakdown of their general roles (eg nurse). If possible, please can you also let me know how many of these individuals were recruited to their positions via an agency
|02/05/2018||A copy of the information is attached as a
|2018006||17/03/2018||How many local counter fraud specialists are currently recognized by the NHS Counter Fraud Authority who are actively working for health bodies (excluding staff employed for the NHS Counter Fraud Authority). Ie the number of counter fraud specialists in England excluding CFA staff?||03/04/2018||In response to your request I can confirm that a total of 254 active local counter fraud specialists (excluding NHSCFA staff) are currently recognized by the NHS Counter Fraud Authority.|
|2018005||14/03/2018||Could you please supply me with the Director of Finance details for NHS providers, in addition please supply details of the organisation providing LCFS for each provider too. If it is not possible to provide this information please supply details of all the providers who do not have an LCFS currently appointed.||05/04/2018||In response to your request, this information is held
by NHSCFA and is provided in the spreadsheet attached.
|2018004||20/2/2018||I would like to request a FOI for a breakdown of recorded assaults on NHS staff between the period of 2016 to 2017 which would have previously been presented as part of the NHS Protect website.||1/3/2018||I am writing to advise you that the security management remit for NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA) (previously NHS Protect) ended on 31st March 2017 and following a search of our records I have established that data for recorded assaults on NHS staff for the period 2016-2017 is not held by NHSCFA. Data for reported physical assaults for previous years can be found here, on the National Archive website. It is possible that the information for the period 2016-17 may be held by the individual Trusts and I would suggest that you make a similar request for information to each Trust.|
|2018003||24/1/2018||Please can you tell me how many cases of financial fraud you have investigated in each of the last five financial or calendar years - whichever is appropriate. Please could you also state the amount of money involved in each case? Please could you also state in each case which health authority was allegedly defrauded? I am looking for the total value of fraud, bribery and corruption identified by NHS Protect and Local Counter Fraud Specialists following the successful conclusion of investigations. The total value of money recovered by NHS Protect and LCFSs following the successful conclusion of investigations in each of the past five years. The total value of fraud, bribery and corruption identified in each NHS health authority following the successful conclusion of investigations in each of the past five years.||21/2/2018||I can confirm that the NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA) holds information falling within the description specified in your request. This information is stored both electronically and in paper files. NHSCFA has undertaken initial searches for the information. To provide the information you requested would involve a search of both free text entries and paper files. Therefore, I estimate that the cost of complying with your request would exceed the appropriate limit of £450. The appropriate limit has been specified in The Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004 and for non-central Government departments it is set at £450. This represents the estimated cost of one person spending 18 hours in determining whether the Authority holds the information, and locating, retrieving and extracting the information. Under section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act the Authority is not obliged to comply with your request and I will not be processing your request further. If you were to make a new request for a narrower category of information, it may be that we could comply with that request within the appropriate limit, although I cannot guarantee that this will be the case.|
|2018002||29/12/2017||In the publication 'Leading the Fight Against NHS Fraud' on your website, page 10 of this document references 'NHS Protect strategic intelligence assessment 2016-17'. Is it possible for me to obtain a copy of this document?||26/1/2018||It is our intention to publish an official version of
Therefore, the information you requested is being withheld as it falls under the exemption in section 22(1) of the Freedom of Information Act. In applying this exemption we have had to balance the public interest in withholding the information against the public interest in disclosing the information. The attached annex to this letter sets out the exemption in full, as well as the factors the Authority considered when deciding that in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information