NHS Protect – Fraud and Corruption reporting

Fraud against the NHS means that the money intended for patient care, and funded by the taxpayer, ends up in the pockets of those who did not legitimately earn it. It means fewer resources are available to be spent on frontline health services such as patient care, health care facilities, doctors, nurses and other staff.

NHS Protect is a “Prescribed Person” under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA) and exists to tackle fraud (including bribery, corruption or wider economic crime) anywhere it is found in the NHS in England and Wales. With your assistance, we can do this better.

Anyone who wishes to give information about fraud in the NHS can call the NHS Fraud and Corruption Reporting Line, powered by Crimestoppers, on 0800 028 40 60 anonymously at any time to report concerns of fraud within the NHS.

As well as the anonymous phone number, information can be given in confidence online if preferred, through NHS Protect’s online form at www.reportnhsfraud.nhs.uk