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Introduction to the NHS Scotland Counter Fraud Standard

Published on 23 May 2022

Component 1 - Accountable Individual and Roles

Component 1 - Accountable Individual and Roles

Each NHS Scotland health board has an accountable individual. Usually this is the Director of Finance.

Their role is to:

  • Assure the executive board of the quality and effectiveness of counter fraud work
  • Provide CFS with details of the Fraud Liaison Officer, the Counter Fraud Champion and the Audit and Risk Committee Chair
  • Ensure that the health board has sufficient management and controls in place to counter fraud, bribery and corruption
  • Ensure that fraud, bribery and corruption awareness is promoted within the health board