Financial transparency

As part of the government’s commitment to improve the transparency of how public funds are used, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust publishes all expenditure over £25,000.

Salary payments to staff are excluded from the scope of these disclosures, as are any invoices that are protected under the Data Protection Act.

Anti-fraud, bribery and corruption

The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust (‘the Trust’) is responsible for the administration of public funds for the purpose of providing healthcare to the community we serve. It is recognised that the existence of fraud and corruption threaten to prevent these funds from providing maximum benefit to patients. The Trust takes a zero tolerance approach to any incidents of fraud, bribery and corruption, as reflected in our Anti-Fraud, Bribery and Corruption Policy.

If you have any concerns or suspicions of fraud or bribery the Trust needs to know about, the Trust’s Anti-Fraud Specialists can be contacted, in confidence:

Alternatively, you can also contact the NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA), the national authority with responsibility for fraud and other economic crime within the NHS and the wider health group, in confidence:

  • By phoning the Fraud and Corruption Reporting Line: 0800 028 40 60 (free, 24-hour)
  • Through the NHSCFA online reporting form:

The Trust also has a nominated Counter Fraud Champion to provide a senior strategic voice to champion the counter fraud agenda and to enable and support the counter fraud programme of work.

The Trust’s nominated Counter Fraud Champion is Helen Wells, Deputy Chief Finance Officer. The Trust’s Senior Responsible Officer for fraud, bribery and corruption is Mike Burns, Chief Finance Officer.

  • To read about the Bribery Act 2010 and Trust’s commitment to anti-bribery, please click here
  • To read about the National Fraud Initiative and how the Trust may share information provided to it with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds, or where undertaking a public function, in order to prevent and detect fraud, please click here
  • To view the latest articles and alerts published by the Anti-Fraud Specialists, please visit the website of Mersey Internal Audit Agency (MIAA)

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Page last updated: 01 November 2023