Anti fraud and corruption

NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group has a Counter Fraud team you can contact if you suspect NHS Services are subject to fraud, bribery or corruption.

Fraud, bribery and corruption in the NHS reduces the resources available and can affect the services provided to patients and the quality of care.

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 you have concerning NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group. You can report your concerns directly to your nominated Counter Fraud Specialist or to the Counter Fraud Team:

Nominated Counter Fraud Specialist contact details:

  • Fiona Dwyer
  • Telephone: 07552 290964
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Counter Fraud Team contact details:

  • Telephone: 02476 536 880
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Alternately you can report your concerns to the NHS Counter Fraud Authority, (the National Body responsible for combating fraud and economic crime across the NHS):

  • Telephone: 0800 028 40 60 (24 hours).

Or you can complete the online anonymous reporting form: 

When You Report Your Concerns

  • All reported concerns will be treated sensitively and in the strictest of confidence.
  • You can report your concerns anonymously.
  • All concerns will be investigated, and where appropriate, the offenders prosecuted. It may be necessary to involve the police in any investigation.
  • Fraud and corruption in the NHS reduces the resources available and can affect the services provided to patients and the quality of care.

Statement of Compliance for Bribery Act 2010

On the 1 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.

NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group 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 offered to them, inform their line manager of the offer, and to declare any such hospitality on the Gift and Hospitality Register.

When entering into contracts with organisations the CCG follows the NHS standard terms and conditions of contract for the purchase of goods and supplies.

If you suspect that bribery has taken place please contact the Counter Fraud Team:

  • Telephone: 02476 536 880
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Useful Links

Public Concern at Work, the whistleblowing charity, is the leading authority in the field. They aim to protect society by encouraging workplace whistleblowing.     

 

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.