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News: Fraud Champion

Fraud is estimated to cost the NHS more than £1bn each year – enough to pay for more than 40,000 nurses.

Everyone who works in the NHS can do their bit to fight fraud by keeping their eyes and ears open – but there is also an army of fraud fighters with special superpowers to capture those doing wrong.

To celebrate International Fraud Awareness Week (14 to 20 November), we’re highlighting the work of Local Counter Fraud Specialists such as Jack Stapleton, who is our specialist at Oxleas NHS.

On the frontline of the fight against NHS fraud, Jack delivers a wide range of counter fraud work, from raising awareness to prevention and investigations.

Find out more about what he does and how you can protect yourself from becoming a victim of fraud, in our short film.

Counter Fraud: Jack Stapleton from Oxleas NHS

Director of Nursing, Jane Wells is our Fraud Champion at Oxleas. She said: “At Oxleas we know fraud against the NHS is an ever-present threat, and no organisation is immune from it. That’s why we support International Fraud Awareness Week and recognise the vital contribution of our fraud fighters in protecting precious NHS resources for patient care. And remember… all our people, our patients and the public can play a part in the fight against fraud – not just this week but all year round.”

For further information on how to fight NHS fraud, visit NHSCFA’s website.

If you have any suspicions or concerns about fraud in the NHS, report them to the NHSCFA at or by calling 0800 028 4060 (available 24 hours). All reports are treated in confidence, and you have the option to report anonymously.

Published on 15th November 2021