Bribery Act and Anti-Bribery Statement

Bribery Act 2010

On 1 July 2010 the Bribery Act came into force. This Act makes it a criminal offence for organisations to fail to prevent bribes being paid on their behalf. As a CCG it is important that we fully comply with this Act and that all our staff are aware of what their responsibilities are and the standards of behaviour expected of them.

Dr Peter Melton, Clinical Chief Officer, has produced a statement regarding the Bribery Act. CCG Anti Bribery Statement. There is also some information available here on The Bribery Act 2010.

There are a number of key points that all staff should be aware of, and these are:

• The Act covers both the offer of a bribe and being bribed
• Bribery can be defined as “offering an incentive (usually monetary) to someone who can take a decision or        action on behalf of others in order to influence that decision”
• It is an offence not only to give, offer, request or receive a bribe, but also to turn a blind eye to bribery within an organisation
• It is an offence to fail to prevent bribery
• Penalties for bribery are severe for both the individual and potentially the organisation

Local Anti Fraud, Bribery and Corruption Policy

You can read the CCG's Local Anti Fraud Bribery and Corruption Policy  

To find out more about the Bribery Act and how it might affect your department or area of responsibility, please contact your Local Counter Fraud Specialist, details below.

Reporting Concerns

If you have any concerns or suspicions regarding bribery, corruption or fraud, please contact:

Auditone Counter Fraud Team on 0191 4415936 or email counterfraud@audit-one.co.uk or ntawnt.counterfraud@nhs.net.

NHS Fraud & Corruption Reporting Line on 0800 028 40 60

NHS Fraud & Corruption Reporting Form (online) www.reportnhsfraud.nhs.uk