Local Counter Fraud Service

Counter fraud

Who is the service for?

Staff, patients and the general public who suspect fraud against the NHS.

What does the service provide?

Advice on preventing NHS fraud and investigating those that commit fraud against the NHS Trust.

When is the service available?

Seven days a week and 24 hours a day by calling the national counter fraud number. NHS Fraud and Corruption Reporting Line - 0800 028 40 60 or report NHS fraud online at www.reportnhsfraud.nhs.uk

Where is the service provided?

The Lead LCFS is based in the Medical illustration building by Trust Headquarters at North Manchester General Hospital and provides a service to all  hospitals and community services within the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Department contact details

Alun Gordon, Fd.A, Pccfs
Lead Local Counter Fraud Specialist
Tel: 0161 922 3549 (43549)
Mobile: 07813 188479
E-mail: alunjames.gordon@pat.nhs.uk

Practical information

The Government has delivered a new vision for the NHS, which sets out its plans for a better health service for patients and professionals. Crime against the NHS seriously undermines its effectiveness and ability to deliver healthcare. The issues of fraud, bribery and corruption need to be addressed to meet the current and emerging challenges facing the NHS. The body responsible for fraud and security issues in England and Wales is NHS Protect and they have issued Standards for Providers – Fraud, Bribery and Corruption to enable health bodies to safeguard NHS funds and resources.

Every NHS body is required to comply with Standards for Providers - Fraud, Bribery and Corruption 2014 issued by NHS Protect. Standard 1.3 outlines that each body must employ or contract an accredited person (or persons) to undertake the full range of anti-fraud, bribery and corruption work, including proactive work, to prevent and deter fraud, bribery and corruption and reactive work to hold those who commit fraud, bribery and corruption to account.

With the publics help, we can reduce the risk of fraud, bribery and corruption within Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. Persons who report their concerns will be fully supported by the Trust and are protected under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA). 

Please report any concerns of fraud against our Hospitals or community services to Trust’s Lead Local Counter Fraud Specialist who is Alun Gordon or you can phone the NHS Fraud and Corruption Reporting Line - 0800 028 40 60 or report NHS fraud online at www.reportnhsfraud.nhs.uk.

All communications will be treated in the strictest of confidence and you may remain anonymous if you so wish.