Fraud against NHS Wales means that the money intended for patient care, and funded by the taxpayer, ends up in the pockets of those who did not legitimately earn it. Our role is to hold to account those who have committed economic crime against the NHS by detecting, investigating and prosecuting offenders.
Please see some of our successful prosecutions below:
Three NHS Wales managers were sentenced to a combined total of 14 years imprisonment (for defrauding Powys Teaching Health Board (PTHB) of £822,000) following investigation by NHS Counter Fraud Service Wales (NHS CFS Wales).
Pharmacist Michael Lloyd was removed from the General Pharmaceutical Council Register (GPhC) on 22nd September 2020. This action was taken following a disciplinary hearing undertaken by the GPhC’s fitness to practise committee.
A nurse who was mistakenly paid a monthly salary for 17 months after she quit her job failed to disclose the error to her former bosses.
Following an investigation by NHS Counter Fraud Service (NHS CFS) Wales, Healthcare Support Worker Lauren O’Keefe was sentenced to 6 months’ imprisonment, suspended for 12 months, after spending all of the money she had been mistakenly been overpaid by Cwm Taf University Health Board.
A former student nurse who fraudulently claimed more than £70,000 in tax credits lived a “lavish” lifestyle, enjoyed holidays with her husband, underwent plastic surgery and took out a joint finance loan for a timeshare property in America.
Former Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory (SMTL) Manager, Elise David, had claimed she was in too much pain to work but was caught on camera jumping over fences at four different horse riding competitions.