Healthcare fraud in the new NHS market: a threat to patient care

Professor Mark Button & Colin Leys | June 12, 2013 | Reports

This report warns that the introduction of greater use of for profit providers of healthcare services as a result of the 2012 Health and Social Care Act is likely to substantially increase the amount of healthcare fraud in the NHS. This will result in less money for patient care when funds are already scarce.

Healthcare fraud in the new NHS market: a threat to patient care

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About the authors

Professor Mark Button

Professor Mark Button is Director of the Centre for Counter Fraud Studies at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth. He has written extensively on counter fraud and private policing issues and has also acted as a consultant to the United Nations. He is co-author of Healthcare Fraud in the new NHS market – a threat to patient care.See all posts by Professor Mark Button
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Colin Leys

Colin is an emeritus professor at Queen’s University, Canada, and an honorary professor at Goldsmiths, University of London. Since 2000 he has written extensively on health policy. He is co-author with Stewart Player of Confuse and Conceal: the NHS and Independent Sector Treatment Centres.See all posts by Colin Leys