The NHS employs more than 1.5 million people, putting it in the top five of the world’s largest workforces. In 2016-17 the NHSCFA estimated that fraud cost the NHS around £1.25 billion per annum. That's enough money to pay for over 40,000 staff nurses, or to purchase over 5,000 frontline ambulances.

1 November 2017 saw the launch of the NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA), a new Special Health Authority tasked to lead the fight against fraud, bribery and corruption in the NHS.

NHS CFA deliver anti-crime work that cannot be carried out by NHS health bodies regionally or in isolation. They use intelligence to identify serious and complex fraud. Local NHS organisations are primarily accountable for dealing with crime risks in the NHS.  NHS CFA provides information and guidance to local AFSs to improve anti-fraud, bribery and corruption work across the NHS.

If you know of, or suspect fraud in the NHS, contact the Trust’s Anti - Fraud Specialist





Sarah Bailey

Anti-Fraud Specialist  

Or report via

NHS Fraud & Corruption Reporting Line

0800 028 40 60 (Freephone 24hrs)  

NHS confidential reporting online form

For more information about NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA), please click here