Counter Fraud

NHS Protect

The NHS Protect works to reduce fraud against the NHS. NHS Protect leads on work to identify and tackle crime across the health service. The aim is to protect NHS staff and resources from activities that would otherwise undermine their effectiveness and their ability to meet the needs of patients and professionals. Ultimately, this helps to ensure the proper use of valuable NHS resources and a safer, more secure environment in which to deliver and receive care.

The NHS Protect is responsible for:

  • revising policy and processes to prevent fraud
  • providing information to target action where it is most needed
  • identifying the nature and scale of the problem of NHS fraud and corruption
  • setting and monitoring the standards of NHS anti-fraud work.

Local Counter Fraud Specialists (LCFS)

At a local level, LCFSs are responsible for the delivery of anti-fraud work within NHS health bodies. Strengthening the antifraud culture is a major part of their work. On a day-to-day basis, this work includes:

  • developing and maintaining close working relationships with all relevant parties, including the NHS CFS and its internal and external stakeholders, and the health body's internal and external audit functions
  • delivering presentations and other counter fraud communications to a range of audiences, including staff and professional groups.

How can I report a fraud (or suspected fraud) taking place in the NHS?

Contact the CCG Local Counter Fraud Specialists: