The Trust is responsible for the administration of public funds for the purpose of providing health care to the community we serve.

It is recognised that the existence of fraud and corruption threaten to prevent these funds from providing maximum benefit to patients. The Trust takes a robust response to these threats as reflected in our Anti-Fraud, Bribery and Corruption Policy and through developing an organisational culture that is intolerant of fraud, bribery and corruption.

Suspicions of fraud and corruption may be referred by staff, patients, visitors or others. In any instance where it is believed that the NHS has been defrauded, either internally or externally, our local Anti-Fraud Specialist will undertake an investigation and look to gather evidence that can be used to support a criminal prosecution.