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Three NHS managers have been jailed for defrauding a health board out of more than £800,000.
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.
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.
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.
The new approach will start with a commitment to halve prescription fraud which costs the NHS £256 million a year.
A Gloucestershire County Council worker was tricked into transferring nearly £19,000 to a scammer posing as their boss using a fake email address.
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
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.
Fraudsters stole more than £400,000 in benefits payments and improper use of council housing last year.
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.
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