A message from the Chief Executive – Tackling fraud, bribery and corruption
Mid and South Essex University Hospitals Group is committed to maintaining an honest, open and well-intentioned approach so as to best fulfil the objectives of the NHS. This means fraud, bribery and corruption related activity will not be tolerated.
Such conduct, at any level, is unacceptable. The Trust's Board
will ensure that stringent policies and internal systems to deal
with fraud, bribery and corruption are in place and are acted upon
We expect all our staff to operate in accordance with our
values, and to have the best interests of the NHS and our service
users in mind. We are absolutely committed to the elimination of
fraud, bribery and corruption, to the rigorous investigation of any
such allegations and to taking appropriate action against such
individuals that includes criminal prosecution and recovery of
losses as a result of any criminal act.
If an employee has suspicions regarding fraud, bribery or
corruption related activity within the trust, we assure you that
the matter will be taken seriously and referred to the Local
Counter Fraud Specialist (LCFS). For further advice and
information, please refer to the Trust's Anti- Fraud Policy and
Should you have any concerns or require any advice, please
contact our dedicated LCFS, Mark Kidd, for a confidential
discussion on 07528 970251 or firstname.lastname@example.org . You
can also speak to the Chief Finance Officer or report any
suspicions directly to NHS Counter Fraud Authority at
www.cfa.nhs.uk/reportfraud by calling 0800 028 4060.