DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 31 August 2016 Company convicted for illegal sales of prescription medicines Food retail company European Delicatessance (2008) Ltd was yesterday sentenced at Belfast Magistrates’ Court having pleaded guilty to the illegal sales of prescription medicines from its specialist Eastern European ‘Polita’ convenience food stores in Belfast, Lisburn and Ballymena. The Company was […]

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Tuesday 09 December 2014 is International Anti-Corruption Day. Fraud and corruption often go hand in hand, therefore today represents an annual opportunity to further raise awareness of the issue and to provide clear direction on how people can report any suspicions or concerns they may have. Fraud and corruption are serious crimes and we all […]

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That is the message from the Health Minister, Jim Wells as he highlighted Business Services Organisation’s participation in International Fraud Awareness Week. Counter Fraud Services (CFS), part of the Business Services Organisation (BSO) has the responsibility to work in conjunction with all HSC organisations to prevent, investigate and detect fraud. In order to promote the […]

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Today, in a first for the Business Services Organisation, Counter Fraud Services launch their Facebook and Twitter profiles. The use of social media will give CFS increased opportunities to engage with health service staff and the wider population of Northern Ireland, promoting fraud awareness activities, latest news, successful case results and useful counter fraud information. […]

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That was the key message from Health Minister Edwin Poots to MLAs in the Assembly today as he updated them on Fraud Awareness Month and the fight against fraud which could cost over a quarter of a billion pounds every year. At the start of October, Mr Poots launched Fraud Awareness Month at the Grove […]

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“Over a quarter of a billion could be being wasted across Northern Ireland’s health service through fraud and that must stop” – Poots The Health Minister Edwin Poots was speaking ahead of Fraud Awareness Month, launched today at the Grove Wellbeing Centre, Belfast. Speaking about fraud, the Minister said; “Fraud is not a faceless crime, […]

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Fraud could be costing the Northern Ireland health service up to £250m per year. Investigators say they are dealing with a range of offences, from people obtaining fraudulent prescriptions to consultants claiming unworked hours. To combat the problem, the Department of Health is launching a major counter fraud campaign for the month of October. Health […]

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