All organisations providing NHS services are required to put in place appropriate counter fraud arrangements.
Fraud is a dishonest act which is committed with the intention of making a gain or causing loss or risk of loss to another.
Typical examples of fraud:
- Working while sick
- Stealing property
- Timesheet fraud
- Fake qualifications / identity
- Salary overpayments
If ever you are presented with a situation whereby you think that Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, or its representatives are being deceived by a third party for personal financial gain, ’please report your concerns in confidence by calling the NHS Counter Fraud Authority on 0800 028 40 60 or by visiting their website https://cfa.NHS.uk/reportfraud.
The Anti-Crime Specialists for the Trust are Andrew Ede and Beth Durcan, who are qualified and certified to deal with criminal investigations within the NHS, including disciplinary and civil sanctions.