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Introduction to the NHS Scotland Counter Fraud Standard

Published on 23 May 2022

Component 10 - Undertake Detection Activities

Component 10 - Undertake Detection Activities

CFS supports each NHS Scotland health board to detect fraud and to assess the outcomes from local and national fraud, bribery and corruption activities.

Where fraud is detected, CFS will investigate and take any appropriate action. If system weaknesses are identified, CFS will offer to undertake prevention work to reduce loss in that area.

Whilst evaluating these activities, CFS and the health board will agree on areas requiring improvement in the following year. In deciding these areas, CFS will look at the information available from the previous year, such as:

  • Internal and external audit reports
  • Fraud risk assessment
  • Outcomes from investigations
  • Loss measurement exercises.