Richard Griffith, Cassam Tengnah
British Journal of Community Nursing, Vol. 16, Iss. 10, 07 Oct 2011, pp 507 - 510
Fraud costs the NHS billions of pounds each year, and takes money away from frontline services. The Fraud Act 2006 has made the offence clearer and therefore easier to bring prosecutions. Offences can range from false representation about qualifications and experience to fraudulent consent forms, and through to bogus invoices and charging ghost patients. In this article, Richard Griffith and Cassam Tengnah outline what constitutes fraud and the measures taken by the NHS to counter fraudulent activity.