Our commitment to anti-fraud, bribery and corruption statement

NHS Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is committed to reducing fraud, bribery and corruption in the NHS and will seek the appropriate disciplinary, regulatory, civil and criminal sanctions against fraudsters and where possible will attempt to recover losses.

To limit our exposure to both fraud and bribery we have in place an Anti-Fraud, Bribery and Corruption Policy, a Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy and mechanisms for raising concerns. These apply to all staff and to individuals and organisations who act on behalf of the CCG. We also have in place local counter fraud specialist who will investigate, as appropriate, any allegations of fraud, bribery or corruption.

The CCG is committed to ensuring all its business is conducted in an open, honest and fair manner. All members, associates, staff and third parties working on behalf of the CCG are expected to adopt the highest standards of propriety and accountability, and to play a key role in promoting an anti-fraud culture.

All allegations of fraud and / or bribery will be thoroughly investigated and dealt with appropriately. The form of action taken will depend on the level and circumstances of the fraud or bribery discovered and may include criminal, disciplinary, civil or professional action. In addition, the CCG will always seek to recover funds lost through fraud.

If you have any concerns or suspicions of fraud or bribery we need to know about, the CCG’s anti-fraud specialist can be contacted in confidence on 0161 743 2008 or 07551 137267 or via the NHS Counter Fraud Authority on 0800 0284060 or https://cfa.nhs.uk/reportfraud

Your support in keeping our resources safe is much appreciated

Nikki Bishop

Corporate Director of Finance and Systems