All organisations providing NHS services are required to put in place appropriate counter fraud arrangements.

Fraud is a dishonest act which is committed with the intention of making a gain or causing loss or risk of loss to another.

Typical examples of fraud:

  • Working while sick
  • Stealing property
  • Timesheet fraud
  • Fake qualifications / identity
  • Salary overpayments

If ever you are presented with a situation whereby you think that Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust or its representatives are being deceived by a third party for personal financial gain, please report your concerns in confidence by calling the NHS Counter Fraud Authority hotline in confidence on 0800 028 40 60 or by visiting their website www.cfs.nhs.uk/reportfraud

Fraud specialists

The Local Counter Fraud Specialists (LCFS) for the Trust are Steffan Wilkinson, Victoria Jordan and Cliff Cowell, who are qualified and certified to deal with criminal investigations within the NHS, including disciplinary and civil sanctions. The service is managed by Steffan, whom is lead for the Trust. Steffan joined the NHS in 2000 and has worked in Counter Fraud since 2004, having worked previously in HR both in the private and public sectors.