LAW firm Ward Hadaway has won a place on a national framework providing a range of legal services to NHS organisations across the country.
Fraud is unfortunately becoming an increasingly common problem in the public service arena, particularly in areas such as healthcare. It is estimated by the Home Office that over £20 billion is lost to the public sector each year from fraud.
Developments in technology mean fraudsters are becoming more sophisticated in their methods and even when they are revealed, recovering the lost funds is not a simple task.
The public sector is obliged to put fraud prevention measures in place and pursue the recovery of losses.
We can help you comply with these obligations and on some cases we can provide funding to avoid you having to pay for any of the costs.
Our anti-fraud team can both root out fraudulent activity in organisations across the public sector, and help you to recover the money that has been lost.
We can advise on how to minimise the risk of fraud happening in the first place, and help you set up fraud response plans.
We have a wealth of experience in tackling fraud and an impressive track record in civil recovery actions to get back the money lost to fraudulent activity or over-claiming, particularly in cases involving the NHS where we have helped organisations claw back valuable resources from over-claiming contractors.
In the healthcare sector, we have advised NHS Trusts, health boards and primary healthcare organisations to take effective action against fraud in the ophthalmic and dental sectors. In particular we have developed methods of identifying, investigating and recovering ophthalmic over-claiming which avoid any payment by the NHS for the work involved.
Our combination of experience, expertise and an intensely focused approach has helped to recover hundreds of thousands of pounds for clients.
We can help with a wide range of issues including:
- Civil recovery actions
- Employee thefts
- Evidence gathering and retention
- Fraud detection
- Fraud prevention and response strategies
- Fraud sweeps
- Health service fraud prevention
- Identification of contractor over-claims
- Investment fraud prevention
- Search and Seize or Freezing orders
For further details on how we can help your organisation in the fight against fraud, please get in touch.