Intended for healthcare professionals

Career Focus


BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 04 December 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:S3-7223
  • Doctors order a lot of investigations, mainly of the laboratory or imaging variety, but now the NHS calls for another: against fraud. Recruitment of around 500 counter fraud specialists is now proceeding. Most will have been NHS managers of some sort rather than doctors and will have been nominated by their health authority or trust. Free training that includes the development of skills such as “the use of photography in surveillance situations” and conversance with “setting up covert observation points in accordance with national guidelines” is being given through a modular course at the Department of Health's training centre in Reading. You can download further details at

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