Counter Fraud

Fraud can be defined as ‘dishonestly making a false representation with the intention of gaining, or causing a loss to another’. It can also be where somebody fails to report something where there is a legal duty for them to do so, or where an individual abuses a position of trust to the financial detriment of another. Fraud is a criminal offence.

Every NHS organisation is required to appoint the services of a Local Counter Fraud Specialist (LCFS). The LCFS is a professionally accredited criminal investigator, who will undertake a range of duties to minimise the impact of fraud on the organisation. The LCFS will investigate allegations of fraud and, where evidence of criminal offences exists, can refer the case to solicitors for consideration of further criminal action. The LCFS will also liaise with HR and other professional bodies if a suspected breach of conduct is identified.

Our Counter-Fraud and Security Services are provided by the TIAA Ltd

  • Melanie Aflatt is Director of Fraud and Security for NHS Frimley CCG:

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  • Sarah Pratley is the Local Counter Fraud Specialist for NHS Frimley CCG

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Office: 0845 300 3333

Mobile: 07769 640781

  • Inge Damiaens is the Security Management Specialist for NHS Frimley CCG:

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      Office: 0845 300 3333

       Mobile: 07768 56026

View the Counter Fraud policy.

The NHS Counter Fraud Authority is the organisation whose job it is to protect NHS resources from crime. You can find out more about it here.

If you suspect fraud:

Keep your concerns confidential and report any suspicions promptly to your LCFS or via the NHS Fraud and Corruption Reporting Website or the NHS Fraud and Corruption Reporting Line: 0800 028 40 60.

If you would like to raise any other concerns that relate to Freedom to Speak up issues or Conflicts of Interest:

You can raise these concerns with either the Freedom to Speak Up Guardian and or the Conflicts of Interest Guardian. Click here for more information.