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Anti- fraud and bribery statement

0117 NHSK Fraud Awareness Jan 2017

We are responsible for the administration of public funds for the purpose of providing healthcare to the community we serve. It is recognised that the existence of fraud and bribery threaten to prevent these funds providing maximum benefit to patients.

We take a robust response to these threats as reflected in the Anti-Fraud and Bribery policy and by developing an organisational culture that is intolerant of fraud and corruption. 

Our Governing Body recognises that bribery is a hugely damaging practice that undermines competition and the reputation of public and private bodies involved. We will uphold all laws relevant to countering bribery and corruption including those under the Bribery Act 2010 in respect of every aspect of our business.

Any act of bribery found to have been undertaken by a member or an employee will result in disciplinary action and will be treated extremely seriously.

We require that all contractors instructed by our organisation demonstrate a commitment to bribery prevention in order to do business with us.

We believe a zero tolerance approach towards fraud and bribery supports our reputation for honesty and ethical practice, and instils confidence in our patients and wider public. As part of our commitment to prevent bribery, we have a Compliance Officer from within the Governing Body to develop and implement our bribery prevention procedures.

The role of the Compliance Officer will also include regular monitoring and review of key relevant policies and procedures.

Suspicions of fraud and bribery may be referred by staff, patients, visitors or others in any instance where the NHS has been defrauded either internally or externally.

Further details of how suspicions of fraud and / or bribery are dealt with can be found within our Anti-Fraud and Bribery policy

Contact information

Senior Compliance Officer
Simon Bell - Chief Finance Officer
Telephone: 01726 627800 | Email: simonbell@nhs.net

Local Counter Fraud Specialist: Tony Hall
Mobile: 07580 971240
Email: tony.hall@tiaa.co.uk