Fraud and security workshop: awareness in NHS recruitment

This online session provided insight and advice from counter fraud specialists on how to mitigate organisational risk in recruitment processes.
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General information

29 February 2024 11:00 - 12:00 GMT
Open to all


Content and aims

This informative and interactive webinar provided an insight into fraud, bribery and corruption and offer advice on how to mitigate organisational risk in NHS recruitment.

Participants also had the opportunity to discuss relevant issues and pose questions to counter fraud specialists.


Fraud has been identified as the crime that people are most likely to experience in the United Kingdom and no individual or organisation is immune from the risk. NHS organisations have access to experienced counter fraud specialists who are equipped and determined to lead the fight against fraud affecting the NHS; but everyone has a part to play in combating fraud.

The NHS Counter Fraud Authority estimates that fraud costs the NHS £1.21 billion a year - enough money to pay for over 40,000 staff nurses, or to purchase over 5,000 frontline ambulances. This is taxpayers' money that is taken away from patient care and falls into the hands of criminals.

Our speakers

  • Paul Tiffen, fraud hub manager for the NHS Counter Fraud Authority.
  • Colin Edwards, a counter fraud specialist responsible for NHS trusts and Integrated Care Boards in the Hampshire and Isle of Wight area.