This document provides information and advice related to Fraud, Bribery and Corruption and is intended as a resource for all Health Partnerships.
The information contained herein is produced for guidance only, and should be used together with contextually specific information and professional advice to create the necessary tools required to ensure robust Fraud Management policies and procedures for your own programme.
Fraud is defined as an act carried out with the deliberate intention of deceiving the charity, its donors, beneficiaries or the general public to gain a personal advantage, or cause loss to another.
Fraud covers acts varying from theft and false accounting to the consultant who dishonestly conducts unnecessary research and the candidate who falsely claims qualifications on their CV. It may involve not telling the truth, failing to say something when one should, or abusing one’s position.