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Governance manager ordered to pay back £220,000 to NHS in wake of fraud

An NHS manager jailed for fraud last year has been ordered by the presiding Judge at Snaresbrook Crown Court to pay back £220,431.48 he defrauded from the NHS Newham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) or face an extra three years’ imprisonment. The figure represents all of the...
Posted On 09 Oct 2019
Campbell Murray
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Maintaining a Circle of Trust

As news outlets report on yet another vulnerability impacting a popular application – in this case WhatsApp – it’s time that we ask ourselves: ‘With all the different methods we use to communicate for work, with friends and with family, which messaging apps can...
Posted On 21 May 2019
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NHSCFA publishes latest counter fraud standards targeted at NHS organisations

Fighting fraud is important for any organisation. In the public sector, there must be confidence that money from taxpayer-funded services isn’t diverted illegally for purposes other than for what it’s originally intended. Minimising the loss from fraud is a hugely...
Posted On 01 Feb 2019
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SIA publishes guidance for security businesses on steps to take in event of acid attack

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has published advice notes for private security operatives and security businesses on the steps to take in the event of an acid attack. The guidance is issued in the wake of a rise in acid-related attacks across the UK*. In a statement on its...
Posted On 04 Feb 2018
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NHS Counter Fraud Authority launches in determined bid to lead fight against fraud

The new NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA) has been given the independence it needs to fight and deter fraud, bribery and corruption that attacks the NHS. It’s a Centre of Excellence employing specialists in intelligence, fraud prevention, computer forensics, fraud...
Posted On 21 Nov 2017
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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
Exeter Crown Court
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Former NHS England Equality Lead Paula Vasco-Knight CBE and husband plead guilty to fraud

Paula Vasco-Knight (NHS England’s former National Lead for Equality, who was also CEO of Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust) and her husband Stephen Vasco-Knight have both pleaded guilty at Exeter Crown Court to fraud against the NHS. Following a thorough investigation...
Posted On 29 Jan 2017
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Individuals traumatised in terrorist attacks “falling through gaps in support system” states Victim Support

The lack of a widely recognised definition of a ‘victim’ of terrorism is putting at risk survivors receiving the emotional and practical help they need after being caught up in an attack. This is according to new research conducted by Victim Support. While families bereaved by...
Posted On 11 Nov 2016
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NHS manager and accomplices jailed in wake of £3.5 million fraud and money laundering

A senior NHS manager and three accomplices found guilty of money laundering and fraud offences after a £3.5 million NHS fraud have been sentenced at Leeds Crown Court for a total of nine years and eight months. This follows a lengthy investigation led by the police service and...
Posted On 19 Jan 2016