DS Countering Fraud, Bribery and Corruption Awareness in the NHS

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DS Countering Fraud, Bribery and Corruption Awareness in the NHS

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Course Overview – This online e-learning course is designed to equip healthcare professionals within the National Health Service (NHS) with the essential knowledge and skills to recognise, prevent, and report instances of fraud, bribery, and corruption. Participants will explore relevant legislation, ethical considerations, and best practices for promoting integrity and accountability within healthcare organisations.

Duration – estimated completion time: 4-6 hours

Course Structure
• Introduction to Fraud, Bribery, and Corruption, definitions and concepts
• Importance of countering fraudulent activities in healthcare
• Legislative Framework and Regulatory Requirements
• Overview of relevant legislation (e.g., The Bribery Act 2010, The Fraud Act 2006)
• Legal responsibilities and obligations of NHS staff
• Recognising Fraudulent Activities
• Common types of fraud, bribery, and corruption in healthcare – Case Studies
• NHS Staff Responsibilities and Duty of Care
• Duty to protect NHS resources and integrity
• Reporting obligations and procedures
• Preventing and Combating Fraud, Bribery, and Corruption
• Risk management strategies
• Collaboration with specialised agencies (e.g., NHS Counter Fraud Authority)
• Procedures for reporting suspicions of wrongdoing
• Whistleblowing protections and confidentiality


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