Counter fraud

All organisations providing NHS services are required to put in place appropriate counter fraud arrangements.

Fraud is a dishonest act which is committed with the intention of making a gain or causing loss or risk of loss to another.

Typical examples of fraud:

  • Working while sick
  • Stealing property
  • Timesheet fraud
  • Fake qualifications / identity
  • Salary overpayments

If ever you are presented with a situation whereby you think that Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust or its representatives are being deceived by a third party for personal financial gain, ’please report your concerns in confidence by calling the NHS Counter Fraud Authority on 0800 028 40 60 or by visiting their website

Fraud specialists

The Local Counter Fraud Specialists (LCFS) for the Trust are David Kenealy, Andrew Ede and Cliff Cowell, who are qualified and certified to deal with criminal investigations within the NHS, including disciplinary and civil sanctions. The service is managed by David who has a portfolio of clients. David joined the NHS Counter Fraud service in 2000, having worked previously in the Police force and in Local Authority Investigation Management.

David Kenealy
NHS Counter Fraud Manager
07580 164709

Andrew Ede
NHS Local Counter Fraud Specialist
Tel: 07814 285 177

Cliff Cowell
NHS Local Counter Fraud Specialist
0779 886 1481