Hundreds of millions of pounds are defrauded from the NHS every year, in all sorts of ways and by all sorts of people.
This could be by patients, medical professionals, NHS staff and managers, NHS contractors and suppliers, and organised criminal gangs.
For example, patients who deliberately evade NHS charges for things like prescriptions, glasses, and dental treatment is estimated to cost the taxpayer £156 million per year.
NHS Protect is a specialist branch of the NHS which tackles fraud, bribery and corruption against the NHS.
You can help to stamp out fraud, bribery and corruption committed against the NHS, by reporting any suspicions confidentially on freephone 0800 028 40 60 or online at www.reportnhsfraud.nhs.uk.
Find out more at: www.nhsprotect.nhs.uk or download The NHS ‘Who Pays For NHS Fraud’ Leaflet