Independent estimates imply that the cost of fraud is likely to fall between £3.73 to £5.74 billion per year. The Department of Health disagrees, but investigations are underway.
The financial cost of healthcare fraud 2015: What data from around the world shows. [Online]: Forensic and Counter Fraud Services at PKF Littlejohn / Centre for Counter Fraud Studies, September 2015.
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Gee, J. [and] Button, M. (2015). The financial cost of healthcare fraud 2015. What data from around the world shows. London: PKF Littlejohn / Centre for Counter Fraud Studies at University of Portsmouth, September 24th 2015.
Triggle, N. (2015). Fraud could be costing NHS in England £5.7bn a year, says report. London: BBC Health News, September 24th 2015.