Ministers are seeking to make 2 Non-Executive Director appointments to the board of the NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA).
As a Non-Executive Director of the NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA), you will be responsible for ensuring the sound governance of the NHSCFA, including ensuring robust and effective systems of financial control and risk management are in place. Along with the Non-Executive team, you will contribute to the development of the strategy and annual objectives.
You will also ensure that the NHSCFA promotes the values of the NHS by setting a high standard for ethics and responsible business. You will build, maintain and enhance NHSCFA’s reputation as an open and independent body that places a high priority upon preventing and detecting fraud and recovering losses where they occur. This will ensure public funds essential to delivering effective patient care, are directed to where they are needed most.
You will play a key role in ensuring that the organisation is focused upon providing excellent services and good value for money and enabling the NHSCFA to contribute to the wider aims of the NHS. You will provide appropriate challenge, scrutiny and support at Board level, ensuring the NHSCFA is doing all it can to reduce fraud in the NHS and is meeting its obligations related to the Government Functional Standard GovS 013: Counter Fraud - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
• Develop and promote the strategic focus of the NHSCFA through constructive debate and challenge at Board level
• Support the maintenance and development of effective relationships with external stakeholders, including member organisations and partner bodies in the health and social care system. Where appropriate, to act as a good ambassador for the NHSCFA
• Help to strengthen the reputation of the NHSCFA through ensuring that it provides timely and relevant expertise to the NHS
• Ensure the Board acts in the best interests of the public and other stakeholders and is fully accountable for the services provided and the expenditure of public funds
• Set ambitious targets for all aspects of the NHSCFA’s work to ensure that it delivers high quality services, decision making and advice
• Ensure that the NHSCFA has appropriate policies to promote the interests and training of its staff, so that they can provide an excellent service to customers
• Ensure that the NHSCFA develops and maintains strong working relationships with the Department of Health and Social Care, other health arms-length bodies and other stakeholders at all levels.
The NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA) is a Special Health Authority, created under section 28 of the National Health Service Act 2006 and established on 1 November 2017, under The NHS Counter Fraud Authority (Establishment, Constitution, and Staff and Other Transfer Provisions) Order 2017. It carries out the Secretary of State’s counter fraud functions in respect of the health service in England.
With a resource of around 163 full time staff, NHSCFA received an indicative non-ringfenced revenue budget allocation of £13.254 million in 2022/23. The NHSCFA produces an annual Strategic Intelligence Assessment (SIA). The SIA 2022 estimates the NHS in England is vulnerable to £1.198 billion worth of fraud each year.
The NHSCFA Board is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the organisation and ensuring that the ALB is able to account to Parliament and the public on how it delivers its functions. The NHSCFA published its annual report and accounts 2022/23
on 13 July 2023.
The current NHSCFA strategy covers the period of 2020-2023 and will soon publish a new strategy, setting out the organisations’ priorities, for the next 3 years.
• NHSCFA website (NHSCFA Six principles of Good Practice and Value and Behaviours Framework): Values and behaviour framework | Working for the NHSCFA | NHS Counter Fraud Authority
• GOV.UK (Government Partnerships with Arms-Length Bodies Code of Good Practice): Partnerships with arm's length bodies: code of good practice - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
The location of main office is:
10 South Colonnade
Board meetings take place every two months in London, Coventry or Newcastle & Virtual
Regulation of appointment
This post is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. For more information, please refer to the Commissioner’s website