Why do Management staff need to be fraud, bribery and corruption aware?
A significant percentage of fraud committed against the NHS is opportunistic, occurring as a result of a lack of, or failure to apply, adequate controls. Such fraud can come to the attention of management staff in the course of your work.
Any member of staff could potentially become aware of practice that they think is wrong, however you, as managers of staff, are ideally places to contribute to the prevention and detection of fraud, bribery and corruption because of the compliance and control function you perform on a daily basis.
It is therefore important that management staff understand the implications of your role and responsibilities and know how to react when you have, or become aware of concerns.