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Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 5th September 2018.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the auditing procedure that is in place to ensure that timesheets of agency and night workers in the NHS are accurate.

Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Individual trusts have their own internal auditing function which is there to assure the board of the sufficiency of control systems within each organisation. It is for trusts to ensure timesheet process is robust are accurate, and where any weaknesses are found report this to their Audit Committee, Local Counter Fraud Specialist or the NHS Counter Fraud Authority for further investigation.

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