Anti-Fraud and Corruption
One of the basic principles of all public sector organisations is the proper use of public funds. The majority of people who work in the NHS are honest and professional and they find that fraud committed by a minority is wholly unacceptable as it ultimately leads to a reduction in the resources available for patient care.
The CCG is committed to reducing the level of fraud, bribery and corruption (economic crime) within the NHS to an absolute minimum and keeping it at that level, freeing up public resources for better patient care. A Counter Fraud, Bribery and Corruption policy has been approved by the CCG that is designed to encourage vigilance and is intended as a guide for all employees on counter fraud work within the NHS.
To support this, the CCG has an Anti-Fraud Team that you can contact if you suspect NHS Services are subject to fraud or corruption.
All concerns reported will be treated sensitively and in the strictest of confidence.
How to Report Fraud
There are a number of ways that you can report any concerns that you have to the Anti Fraud Team.
All concerns will be investigated, and where appropriate the offenders prosecuted. It may be necessary to involve the police in any investigation.
You can also report any concerns via the following national reporting lines if you prefer:
• National Fraud and Corruption Reporting Line 0800 028 40 60
• Public Concerns at Work- 0207 404 6609
Statement of Compliance for Bribery Act 2010
On the 1st of July 2011 the Bribery Act came into force. The Bribery Act applies to all commercial and NHS organisations and provides a new consolidated scheme of bribery offences.
Warwickshire North CCG is against any form of bribery and is committed to the terms and obligations imposed by the Bribery Act. It is a duty of all our staff to consider any hospitality or gifts offered to them, inform their line manager of the offer and to declare any such hospitality on the Gift and Hospitality Register, including hospitality declined.
When entering in to contracts with organisations, the CCG adopts best practice in how it contracts for the purchase of goods, services and supplies and follows the NHS standard terms and conditions of contract for the purchase of goods and supplies.
NHS Protect leads on a wide range of work to protect NHS staff and resources from crime.
Public Concern at Work
Public Concern at Work, the whistleblowing charity, is the leading authority in the field. They aim to protect society by encouraging workplace whistleblowing.
Please see below for NHS Warwickshire North CCG policies and guidelines.