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Security industry responds to WannaCry ransomware attack affecting 200,000-plus victims

At the tail end of last week, the National Health Service (NHS) was among those organisations hit by IT failures resulting from the significant WannaCry cyber attack, with NHS Trusts and hospitals in London, Blackburn, Nottingham, Cumbria and Hertfordshire all affected. Some GP...
Posted On 16 May 2017
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Midlands mental health manager and ‘Clinical Leader of the Year’ GP sentenced for £153,000 fraud

Two respected mental health professionals have been revealed as fraudsters after being investigated by NHS Protect, which leads the national fight against fraud, bribery and corruption within the National Health Service. Lisa Hill (55) of Stourbridge Road, Hagley and Dr Ian...
Posted On 03 Jan 2017
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Court orders fraud conspirators to pay £650,000 in wake of NHS Protect investigations

A criminal group whose constituent members were jailed for defrauding the NHS have been ordered by the presiding Judge at Basildon Crown Court to hand over their assets or face more time behind bars following an NHS Protect investigation initiated with a view towards recovering...
Posted On 28 Nov 2016
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Crimestoppers tackling NHS fraud with launch of dedicated 24-hour reporting line

Crimestoppers has joined forces with NHS Protect – the national agency leading the NHS’ fight against crime – in launching a dedicated 24-hour reporting line designed to tackle fraud, bribery and corruption against the health service in England and Wales. With...
Posted On 07 Nov 2016
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Procurement fraud conspirators ordered to compensate National Health Service

Two National Health Service (NHS) managers who masterminded a five-year procurement fraud against the former North West Strategic Health Authority have been ordered by the presiding Judge at Manchester Crown Court to pay every penny of their realisable assets to the NHS in...
Posted On 12 Oct 2016
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ICO fines NHS Trust £185,000 for publishing private details of thousands of staff online

A National Health Service Trust that posted the private details of no less than 6,574 members of staff on its website has been fined £185,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). In March 2014, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust inadvertently...
Posted On 04 May 2016
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Extension to NHS Framework Agreement for Reliance High-Tech boosts UK lone worker safety

Reliance High-Tech has confirmed that its exclusive Framework Agreement for delivering Reliance Protect lone worker safety services to staff in both the NHS and the UK’s public sector is now extended for a further year until April 2017. In practice, the Framewor...
Posted On 19 Apr 2016
The tragic events that unfolded in Paris on Friday 13 November will have left many people traumatised
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Terrorism in Paris: UK security sector “must be ready to help traumatised members of staff”

With over 130 innocent people so tragically killed in the terrorist attacks perpetrated on central Paris on Friday 13 November, it must also be recognised that there are many hundreds more who witnessed those horrifying events unfold, including security personnel who could now be...
Posted On 25 Nov 2015
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2014-2015 statistics issued on reported physical assaults against NHS staff

The 2014-2015 figures for reported physical assaults against NHS staff in England have been issued by NHS Protect based on statistics provided by all NHS Trusts. In total, there have been 67,864 reported physical assaults against NHS staff in England in 2014-2015, representing a...
Posted On 23 Nov 2015
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Crimestoppers renews partnership with NHS Scotland Counter Fraud Services to tackle wrongdoing in the workplace

Independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers has extended its contract with NHS Scotland Counter Fraud Services (CFS) for another two years. This announcement follows on from an initial six-month pilot project designed to tackle wrongdoing in the workplace. Along with the...
Posted On 24 Mar 2015