Fraud and related criminal acts

The following list details offences which may constitute or result in a criminal act. These are mostly prosecutable under the Theft Act 1968, the Fraud Act 2006, the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act, the Criminal Law Act and the Bribery Act.

  • Theft
  • Making a False Representation
  • Failure to Disclose Information
  • Abusing Position to Gain
  • Gaining a Pecuniary Advantage
  • Misappropriation of funds
  • Corruption
  • Bribery
  • Conspiracy
  • Extortion
  • Receiving a Wrongful Credit
  • Money laundering
  • Identity Theft Extortion
  • Misappropriation of Funds
  • Forgery

The above is not an exhaustive list but contains the type of criminal acts that we may experience in the NHS. In terms of each case a judgement will need to be made in determining whether a person’s actions constitute a potential criminal act. For any case that is investigated by the CFS, advice as to whether a criminal act has been committed is always obtained from the Crown Prosecution (CPS). This is the body that prosecutes a case on behalf of the NHS.

Information that was held previously by NHS Herefordshire CCG, NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG, NHS South Worcestershire CCG and NHS Wyre Forest CCG was transferred to NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCG on 1 April 2020.

The new CCG is the the new data controller. Any questions about the use of data (including patient data) by the new CCG should be directed to mlcsu.ig@nhs.net.