Fighting Fraud – your views requested

NHS fraud awareness and risk survey

Nationally, there is a lot of concern regarding fraud within the NHS. As a result, all NHS organisations have been asked to raise awareness in this area.

Beric Dawson our Anti-Fraud Specialist has devised a short survey, the results of which, will assist the Local Anti-Fraud Specialists in determining the level of fraud awareness and risk at East Cheshire NHS Trust.

It only takes a few minutes to complete and can be  accessed via the following link:  www.surveymonkey.com/s/EastCheshire2013

£70+ million wasted under dental contract

Over £70 million wasted on fraud under current dental contract | Media Centre.

Under the current dental contract system an estimated £70 million was wasted on dental fraud in a year, the Government announced today.

Figures published today by NHS Protect, the lead on tackling and identifying crime across the health service in England, show dental fraud may have cost the NHS £73.1 million in 2009-10.

News from the Kings Fund: Fraud costs/Leadership/Industrial action

2020health

The financial cost of healthcare fraud: what data from around the world shows
This report investigates the true financial cost of fraud to the NHS. It estimates that the NHS loses £3 billion per year in fraud and in light of financial pressures, minimising fraud has the potential to aid with efficiency savings.

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CKHS

What makes a top hospital? Leadership
This is the third in a series of publications centred around quality in hospital services. This report looks at the features of leadership that are found in top performing acute organisations.

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NHS Employers

Guidance on emergency cover during industrial action 
Unison and Unite have both produced guidance on emergency cover and exemptions from industrial action. It encourages their branches to engage with employers when they seek to discuss levels of cover.