North Tyneside CCG News

National Fraud Initiative 2020

Sat 12th September 2020

As an NHS organisation, the CCG participates in the Cabinet Office’s National Fraud Initiative which is a data matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud.

As part of the National Fraud Initiative, key payroll data and personal identifiers such as contact details may be provided to bodies responsible for auditing, administering public funds or where undertaking a public function for the purposes of preventing and detecting fraud.

The Cabinet Office is responsible for carrying out data matching exercises. Data matching involves comparing computer records held by one body against other computer records held by the same or another body to see how far they match. This is usually personal information. Computerised data matching allows potentially fraudulent claims and payments to be identified. Where a match is found it may indicate that there is an inconsistency which requires further investigation. No assumption can be made as to whether there is fraud, error or other explanation until an investigation is carried out.

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 data protection legislation or the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Data matching by the Cabinet Office is subject to a Code of Practice.

Should you wish to know more information on this Fair Processing Notice please see the more detailed full text.

Any questions relating to the National Fraud Initiative should be directed to NECS HR at necsu.ccgsupport@nhs.net.