NHS Protect Anti-Crime Standards

At the end of February 2015, NHS Protect published their Standards for Commissioners, which set out specific activity commissioning organisations are required to undertake to counter NHS fraud, bribery and corruption (in support of the NHS Anti-Crime Strategy).

While the majority of the Standards for Commissioners mirror the previously issued Standards for Providers, Commissioners are also required to oversee the counter fraud, bribery and corruption arrangements put in place by providers of the NHS funded healthcare services that they commission.

All providers of services under the NHS Standard Commissioning Contract are required (under Service Condition 24) to complete and submit (within one month of contract commencement) to their lead commissioner (and NHS Protect) an Organisation Crime Profile (OCP). Completion of the OCP identifies a crime risk rating of 1, 2 or 3. Organisations rated 1 or 2 are required to comply with all of the NHS Protect Standards for Providers in relation to anti-fraud, bribery and corruption work.

NHS Protect Standards require organisations to employ or contract in a person (or persons) to undertake the full range of anti-fraud, bribery and corruption work who has been nominated to NHS Protect and has attended specialist training that has been accredited by the Counter Fraud Professional Accreditation Board (CFPAB).

Our Counter Fraud team is highly experienced in the provision of Counter Fraud Services, to both providers and commissioners of NHS funded healthcare services, in compliance with NHS Protect Standards and related guidance. All 13 members of our Counter Fraud Team hold the necessary CFPAB accreditation.

If you would like to discuss the Counter Fraud support that our team can provide or require further information regarding the Standards, please complete our contact form, email us at counterfraud@360assurance.nhs.uk or call us on 0115 8835323 and we would be pleased to help.