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  • 04 Nov 2018 10:18 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Three NHS managers have been jailed for defrauding a health board out of more than £800,000.


    https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/crime/2018/11/02/powys-nhs-managers-jailed-for-800k-fraud-using-u2-band-names/


  • 04 Nov 2018 10:16 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    90,000 pharmacy bags have been distributed across the county, with advice on how to protect yourself from fraud and what to do if you are a victim of fraud.

    https://www.strayfm.com/news/local-news/2724373/pharmacy-bags-in-north-yorkshire-to-carry-fraud-prevention-advice/

  • 04 Nov 2018 10:15 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Welsh public authorities have saved £5.4 million in the latest round of the National Fraud Initiative (NFI), up £1 million on the previous round according to the national auditor.

    https://www.ukauthority.com/articles/national-fraud-initiative-saves-welsh-authorities-54-million/

  • 28 Oct 2018 10:09 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Digitalisation will be piloted next year, before being rolled out across the NHS as one of a package of measures the government is introducing in an attempt to halve prescription fraud which costs the NHS £256 million a year.

    http://www.onmedica.com/newsArticle.aspx?id=fa828fb9-1d28-4ad9-af7d-e9485ddf309e

  • 28 Oct 2018 10:08 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The new approach will start with a commitment to halve prescription fraud which costs the NHS £256 million a year.

    https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/stopping-fraud-against-the-nhs-new-plans-announced/53561/

  • 28 Oct 2018 10:05 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A Gloucestershire County Council worker was tricked into transferring nearly £19,000 to a scammer posing as their boss using a fake email address.

    https://www.punchline-gloucester.com/articles/aanews/council-worker-conned-out-of-19000-pounds-gloucestershire-county-council-scam-fraud-

  • 22 Oct 2018 3:47 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Department for Health and Social Care estimates the immediate cost of the May 2017 WannaCry attack on the NHS was £92m, and says it will have spent about £275m on improvements to its cyber security infrastructure by the end of 2021

    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252450600/Cost-of-WannaCry-attack-to-NHS-set-at-92m

  • 22 Oct 2018 3:46 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    CIPFA found that the number of fraud cases had increased compared to last year from 75,000 to 80,000, although the amount of money related to the cases was £34m less than in 2016-17.

    http://www.publicsectorexecutive.com/Public-Sector-News/councils-found-more-than-300m-in-fraud-during-2017-18

  • 22 Oct 2018 3:46 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Fraudsters stole more than £400,000 in benefits payments and improper use of council housing last year.

    https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/fraud-totalling-more-than-400k-detected-by-edinburgh-council-1-4815117

  • 15 Oct 2018 12:24 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Patients claiming free prescriptions in England face checks before medicine is issued in an effort to stamp out prescription fraud currently costing the NHS in England an estimated £256m a year.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45850140

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