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National Health Service joins global initiative in bid to raise awareness of fraud

International Fraud Awareness Week (IFAW) 2019 runs from 17 to 23 November, with hundreds of organisations around the world (among them the NHS) joining this global initiative to raise awareness of fraud and highlight the importance of fraud prevention. Fraud is estimated to cost...
Posted On 18 Nov 2019
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1,700 arrested in targeted knife crime action by police services in England and Wales

Police across England and Wales have arrested more than 1,700 people during a week of targeted operations to tackle knife crime. Operation Sceptre, which is run by forces every six months on top of their day-to-day activity targeting violence, is a week of intensified action...
Posted On 04 Nov 2019
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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
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Jailed managers ordered to pay back £560,000 to NHS in wake of procurement fraud

Three managers (one NHS employee and two contractors) who were imprisoned last year for fraud and are still behind bars have been ordered by the courts to pay back over £560,000 to the NHS. This follows a financial investigation by the NHS Counter Fraud Service (NHS CFS) Wales...
Posted On 02 Oct 2019
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Security contract with Accenture provides cyber protection boost for NHS estate

The NHS will now receive “free-to-adopt, world-class” perimeter security services thanks to NHS Digital signing a contract with Accenture. These new services will build on the current offer from the Data Security Centre so that NHS organisations will be able to better...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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From Firewalls to Fine Grain Permissions: Cyber Security Best Practice

Cyber crime is now so prevalent that guarding against it should be part of standard ‘business as usual’ company procedures, but many organisations have been – and continue to be – caught out. In parallel, the risk of physical attacks remains the same, which means that the risk...
Posted On 26 Jul 2019
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Body-Worn Video: The Way Forward for Protecting Lone Workers?

Is body-worn video the way forward when it comes to protecting lone workers? Certainly, the police service has recognised its positive impact for some time. Here, Chris Allcard (lone worker services director at Reliance High-Tech) outlines precisely why he believes body-worn...
Posted On 19 Jul 2019
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NHS Counter Fraud Authority outlines four priority action areas for 2019-2020

Each year, the NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA) sets a number of priority areas for action based on the organisation’s latest evaluation of available intelligence on the fraud risks facing the NHS. The Authority’s strategic intelligence assessment based on data for the...
Posted On 10 Jun 2019
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Mitie appointed to Crown Commercial Service Framework for security and defence

Facilities management business Mitie has recently been named as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Facilities Management Frameworks for security and defence. For security, the framework includes sub-lot 1a Security Services and sub-lot 1b Technical Security. The two...
Posted On 30 Apr 2019
Graham Vickrage (left and Neil Fitzwalter
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Nurse Call partnership with Courtney Thorne boosts Secom’s health and care portfolio

In a move that strengthens its position in the health and care sectors, Secom plc is partnering with Courtney Thorne to offer the care technology specialist’s Nurse Call solutions. This means that Secom will be able to offer existing and new NHS or private sector customers a...
Posted On 16 Mar 2019