News & Publications

Within this section we will publish articles that are of interest, provide details of 360 led events, publish 360 Assurance publications and provide details of 360 Assurance achievements.

Fraudulent Times

Fraudulent Times is the regular awareness-raising magazine produced by the 360 Assurance’s Anti-Crime Team.

If you have any questions about fraud awareness initiatives in your organisation or want to discuss resources available, we’d encourage you to contact your Local Counter Fraud Specialist (contact details within the magazine).

The November 2021 edition of Fraudulent Times highlights International Fraud Awareness Week (14-20 November 2021), as well as providing information about recent cases, fraud prevention advice and contact details to report concerns about fraud, bribery and corruption affecting NHS organisations and other providers of NHS-funded services. Click on the image below to access the magazine.

Monthly Insight Reports

360 Assurance is a member of The Internal Audit Network (TIAN) which comprises the 10 NHS internal audit consortiums and in house teams operating in England. These organisations collaborate across a number of areas to leverage their collective knowledge and expertise and drive efficiency and effectiveness. The monthly insight report highlights key publications and is intended as a useful update and reference tool. This report is produced by TIAN and shared by 360 Assurance.

Please click the image below for the latest edition (October 2021) or the post title to access previous editions.

Fraudulent Times

Fraudulent Times is the regular awareness-raising magazine produced by the 360 Assurance’s Anti-Crime Team.

If you have any questions about fraud awareness initiatives in your organisation or want to discuss resources available, we’d encourage you to contact your Local Counter Fraud Specialist (contact details within the magazine).

Click on the image below to open July’s exciting edition.

Counter Fraud Managers’ Group Briefings

360 Assurance is a member of the NHS Counter Fraud Managers’ Group (CFMG). In response to the rise in risk and the quantity of scams being seen across the country, it was agreed that we would collect information from CFMG partners nationwide and produce a briefing paper, aimed at Directors of Finance. These were made available via the website where they did not contain sensitive information. Click on the image below for the last edition produced in February 2021 or on the post title to access earlier editions.

Board Committees in Mental Health Trusts

Following specific requests from several clients last year, we have examined the structure and operation of Board committees within a sample of mental health trusts, including how their purpose and duties are described and relate to their reporting to Board.

Whilst we looked specifically at mental health trusts, much of the content is as applicable to acute and community trusts and CCGs.

Click on the image below to access the report.

The impact of Covid-19 on Cyber Security within the NHS

360 Assurance, along with colleagues across The Internal Audit Network (TIAN) have surveyed senior staff within IT departments to understand the impact of Covid-19 on the NHS.

Our briefing paper sets out our key findings, and poses a number of questions aimed at Audit Committees and IT leaders, to assess whether an organisation might be exposed to risks arising from the impact of (and response to) Covid-19.