Skip to content

Companies supplying NHS could cost £1bn a year in fraud

Press/Media: Research

Description

The former head of fraud detection in the NHS, Jim Gee, has said the healthcare system could be losing as much as £1bn a year from fraud while procuring services, often from private companies.

He said, the health service was missing out on huge potential savings by cutting the budget for research and investigations into the problem.

Mr Gee’s report, was conducted for the accountant PKF and the University of Portsmouth Centre for Counter-fraud Studies, and cited two Rochdale NHS managers who were jailed for setting up a sham IT companies through a network of offshore firms which would then overcharge the health service for products.

Period24 Sep 2015 → 25 Sep 2015

References

TitleWinning back the 5 per cent of revenue lost to fraud
Media name/outletThe Telegraph
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date25/09/15
DescriptionNews stories based on a report co-authored by Professor Mark Button, director of the Centre for Counter Fraud Studies at UoP, claiming that up to £5.7bn a year is being lost by the NHS to fraud by patients and staff.
URLwww.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/business/business-reporter/11882901/top-way-to-prevent-fraud-in-business.html
PersonsMark Button
TitleCost of healthcare fraud
Media name/outletProfessional Security Magazine
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date25/09/15
DescriptionArticle regarding a report co-authored by Professor Mark Button, director of the Centre for Counter Fraud Studies at UoP, claiming that up to £5.7bn a year is being lost by the NHS to fraud by patients and staff.
URLwww.professionalsecurity.co.uk/news/health/cost-of-healthcare-fraud-2/
PersonsMark Button
TitleCompanies supplying NHS could cost £1bn a year in fraud
Media name/outletIndependent
Media typeWeb
Date24/09/15
Producer/AuthorNick Kochan
URLwww.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/companies-supplying-nhs-could-cost-1bn-a-year-in-fraud-10515048.html
PersonsMark Button
TitleNHS England could be losing £5.7bn a year through fraud says Jim Gee report
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletInternational Business Times
Media typeWeb
Date24/09/15
Producer/AuthorRachel Middleton
URLwww.ibtimes.co.uk/england-national-health-service-could-be-losing-5-7bn-year-says-report-1520959
PersonsMark Button
TitleNHS losing billions to 'fraud by doctors and dentists'
Media name/outletThe Telegraph
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date24/09/15
DescriptionReport based on research by UoP's Centre for Counter Fraud Studies that up to five per cent of revenue is lost each year by businesses to fraud.
URLwww.telegraph.co.uk/news/nhs/11887267/NHS-losing-billions-to-fraud-by-doctors-and-dentists.html
PersonsMark Button
Title40% of annual £103 billion loss to fraud at FTSE companies can be stopped
Media name/outletRisk UK
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date24/09/15
DescriptionReport about research co-authored by UoP's Centre for Counter Fraud Studies indicating that UK businesses typically lose around 5.6 per cent of their total expenditure to fraud.
URLwww.risk-uk.com/40-of-annual-103-billion-loss-to-fraud-at-ftse-companies-can-be-stopped-states-pfk-littlejohn-report/
PersonsMark Button
TitleNHS ‘losing £5.7 billion a year due to fraud and errors from patients and staff’
Media name/outletMetro
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date24/09/15
URLmetro.co.uk/2015/09/24/nhs-losing-5-7-billion-a-year-due-to-fraud-and-errors-from-patients-and-staff-5405880/
PersonsMark Button

Related information

Relations

ID: 2963609