The policy sets out the arrangements that the Trust will maintain to deter, prevent, detect and investigate instances of fraud, corruption and bribery carried out against the Trust and the wider NHS.
It describes the function of the Trust’s qualified Local Counter Fraud Specialist and the national role undertaken by NHS Protect.
- The Board is committed to deterring, preventing and detecting fraud and corruption, including bribery in the Trust.
- All staff have a responsibility to be alert to the risk of fraud and corruption and to follow procedures correctly, so as to minimise the opportunity for fraud and corruption to occur.
- Where fraud or corruption is suspected, it will be investigated rigorously. Where it is proven, the Trust will press for criminal prosecution of the individual(s) involved and seek the maximum reparation possible.