CFSMSCounter Fraud and Security Management Service (UK National Health Service)
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A spokesman for the CFSMS said no decision would be made before a 28-day consultation period.
These include a national security framework for NHS Wales trusts, which was published last month and developed by a multidisciplinary group including NHS trusts, the police, CFSMS and other specialists.
The CFSMS is halfway through a ten-year plan to cut fraud against the NHS to an absolute minimum.
A CFSMS spokesman said: "The proposed losses have been necessitated by budgetary reductions and additional costs.
They have been designed to minimise any impact on the role of the CFSMS in tackling fraud.
They also need to be seen in the context of the current staffing levels at the CFSMS, which has more than 250 members of staff.
Jim Gee, chief executive of the NHS CFSMS, said, 'We know that each pound lost to fraud diminishes the quality of NHS healthcare that can be available.
Up until March this year the CFSMS had secured 160 successful prosecutions and 215 successful civil and disciplinary hearings.
While there is currently no figure for how much fraud costs the NHS each year, CFSMS claims anti-fraud measures have benefited the health service by pounds 300 million since 1999.
The CFSMS was created in January last year following the successes of the NHS Counter Fraud Service (NHS CFS) which was established in September 1998.