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Fraud Awareness Month

The NHS Counter Fraud Authority estimates the NHS loses over £1.2 billion per annum as a result of fraud and bribery. The Counter Fraud service at DCHS is currently provided by KPMG LLP.

This November is our annual Fraud Awareness Month, dedicated to ensuring all staff are aware of policies and procedures for reporting fraud and bribery in place at DCHS and promoting an anti-fraud culture. An offence can be committed by anyone with access to DCHS, either as a staff member or as a patient. Further details of fraud, bribery and the impact on the NHS can be found on the Counter Fraud intranet page.

As part of Fraud Awareness Month, we are conducting a staff survey in order to gauge the level of awareness at DCHS. It is only a short survey, taking approximately 5 minutes to complete, so please do click the link provided (https://kpmg-surveytool.azurewebsites.net/Home/Index/f4d9b973-646a-4ba7-a213-b8d9b9bff74b).

If you suspect that someone is committing fraud or bribery, you should note down your concerns as soon as possible, including key details such as names, dates, times and potential witnesses. You should then time and date your note and sign it.

As an employee of DCHS, if you have any concerns about fraud or bribery please do not hesitate to contact your Local Counter Fraud Specialist Simon Stanyer on 07747565380 or via email at simon.stanyer@kpmg.co.uk, who will advise and listen to your concerns. Confidentiality will be maintained at all times.

Alternatively, you can report concerns using the online reporting tool at www.cfa.nhs.uk/reportfraud or by phoning the Fraud and Corruption Reporting Line on 0800 028 4060.