The NHS in England is one of the world’s largest employers with around 1.2 million full-time equivalent staff in England, as of March 2022.  In 2022 the NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA) assessed that the NHS is vulnerable to fraud, bribery, and corruption to an estimate of £1.2 billion per year. That's enough money to pay for over 40,000 staff nurses, or to purchase over 5,000 frontline ambulances.

The NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA) deal with fraud where the NHS in England and Wales is the victim. This means that by committing the fraud, someone wants to get NHS money, or cause a loss to the NHS.  As an intelligence-led organisation, the NHSCFA will use information from a wide range of sources to build a better understanding of the fraud risks faced by the NHS and develop creative, innovative, and proportionate solutions to tackle fraud. 

Local NHS organisations are primarily accountable for dealing with fraud, bribery, and corruption risks in the NHS.  The NHSCFA provides information and guidance to local Anti-Fraud Specialists 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

0772 148 8602  

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