Call for cash to tackle NHS fraud

Press Association
NHS staff 'should check for abuse'
NHS staff 'should check for abuse'

%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%More money should be set aside for tackling fraud in the NHS, a leading figure has said, as new figures showed that scams are costing the health service an estimated £5 billion a year.

Jim Gee, former director of NHS Counter Fraud Services, said cutting the cost of fraud should be made a priority in the health service, ahead of savings to patient services or quality.