National Fraud Initiative (NFI)

The CCG is taking part in the Cabinet Office’s National Fraud Initiative exercise. This mandatory exercise takes place every two years and includes all NHS bodies and Councils in England.

The National Fraud Initiative (NFI) is an exercise that matches electronic data within and between public and private sector bodies to prevent and detect fraud.

These bodies include police authorities, local probation boards, fire and rescue authorities, the NHS as well as local councils and a number of private sector bodies. Data for the NFI is currently provided by some 1,300 participating organisations coverings millions of transactions.

The CCG is required to provide particular sets of data to the Minister for the Cabinet Office for matching for each exercise. The use of data by the Cabinet Office in a data matching exercise is carried out with statutory authority under Part 6 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.

It does not require the consent of the individuals concerned under the Data Protection Act 1998. Data matching by the Cabinet Office is subject to a Code of Practice.

If you have any queries about the NFI, the key contact for the CCG is Paul Westwood, Local Counter Fraud Specialist, who can be contacted by secure email via the following addresses:

pwestwood@nhs.net

antifraudteam@cwaudit.org.uk

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Page last updated 18 May 2021