What We Spend

Payments made to suppliers with a value over £25,000 by Sussex Community NHS Trust. Below are lists of reports of individual payments to suppliers with a value over £25,000 made within the month. Publication of these reports forms part of the government's commitment to greater transparency and the Trust’s commitment to be open and transparent with its stakeholders.

The attachments are all CSV files.

Financial Year 2017/2018

Looking for archived reportsArchived financial reports are available to download.

Countering Fraud

Each NHS Trust & Health body is directed by the Secretary of State to provide Counter Fraud provision, these officers are all working towards eradicating Fraud within the NHS.

If you work for our Trust and have a suspicion of a fraud occurring in your workplace, or if you are a member of the public that is concerned that a fraud might be taking place at the Trust please do not hesitate to contact us.


Chris Lovegrove
NHS Counter Fraud Manager
Tel: 01424 776750 / 01273 696011 x 5431
Mob 078794 34976
Email: chris.lovegrove@tiaa.co.uk / chris.lovegrove@nhs.net

Clive Leadley
NHS Counter Fraud Officer
Tel: 01424 776750/ 01273 696011 ext 5432
Mob; 07979 503198
Email: clive.leadley@tiaa.co.uk or clive.leadley@nhs.net 

Claire Friend, NHS Counter Fraud Officer
Tel: 01424 776750
Mobile: 07768 888793
Email: claire.friend@tiaa.co.uk / cfriend@nhs.net

Alternatively you can contact the NHS Fraud and Corruption Reporting Line 0800 028 40 60 or submit a report online at www.reportnhsfraud.nhs.uk

What does NHS fraud look like?

By health professionals: Fraud by NHS professionals includes claiming for treatment or services not provided (e.g. Medicines Use Reviews at pharmacies, dental treatment or optical services not carried out) and working elsewhere while on sick leave.

By managers and staff: Fraud by NHS managers and staff includes submitting fraudulent claims for grants and payments (e.g. false or inflated travel or subsistence claims, and fraudulent applications for funding and training).

By contractors and suppliers: Contractor and supplier fraud includes charging for items of a higher quality or greater quantity than those supplied, and using inappropriate tendering processes.

By patients: Patient fraud includes claiming for free or reduced cost treatment and services when not entitled, and using aliases to get prescription drugs.

The NHS Counter Fraud Service wants to hear from you if you have any suspicions of fraud. If in doubt – make the referral. Remember, fraud in the NHS deprives hospitals and patients of valuable equipment, staff and resources and costs you, the taxpayer, more money to fund the NHS. It’s your NHS. Don’t let them get away with it.

National Fraud Initiative (NFI) Fair Processing Notice

Sussex Community NHS Trust is required by law to protect the public funds it administers. It may share information provided to it with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds, in order to prevent and detect fraud.

The Audit Commission appoints the auditor to audit the accounts of the Trust. It is also 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 Audit Commission currently requires us to participate in a data matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud. We are required to provide particular sets of data to the Audit Commission for matching for each exercise, and these are set out in the Audit Commission’s guidance, which can be found at www.audit-commission.gov.uk/nfi.

The use of data by the Audit Commission in a data matching exercise is carried out with statutory authority under its powers in Part 2A of the Audit Commission Act 1998. It does not require the consent of the individuals concerned under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Data matching by the Audit Commission is subject to a Code of Practice. This may be found at http://www.audit-commission.gov.uk/national-fraud-initiative/code-of-data-matching-practice/

For further information on the Audit Commission’s legal powers and the reasons why it matches particular information, see http://www.audit-commission.gov.uk/fairprocessing.