CFSMS

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CFSMSCounter Fraud and Security Management Service (UK National Health Service)
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The state of Georgia mandates that all restaurants have at least one CFSM (Georgia Department of Public Health, n.d.).
The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine a) the relationship between having a CFSM and the number of risk factors cited on restaurant inspections in Georgia; b) whether restaurant operation type (i.e., chain versus independent restaurant) has an impact on the number of risk factors cited on restaurant inspections; c) the relationship between having a CFSM and the restaurant food safety score identified on restaurant inspections; and d) whether or not restaurant operation type (i.e., chain versus independent restaurant) has an impact on the restaurant food safety score.
CFSMS are proposing up to 36 redundancies nationally, including up to 14 in Newcastle.
'Due to the work that has already been progressed in NHS Wales it is felt that, at the current time, an agreement for the security services offered by CFSMS would not be advantageous.
CFSMS investigations include tackling prescription fraud by patients falsely claiming free medicines, and NHS staff fraudulently submitting bogus payment forms for their work.
The CFSMS is halfway through a 10-year plan to cut fraud.
A CFSMS spokesman said: "The proposed losses have been necessitated by budgetary reductions and additional costs.
Jim Gee, chief executive of the CFSMS, said: "Staff and professionals working in the NHS have the right to work without the fear of violence."
Over the last five years the CFSMS has been working with pharmacists to make sure that proof of entitlement for free prescriptions, such as those for people on benefits, are checked before dispensing medicines.
Up until March this year the CFSMS had secured 160 successful prosecutions and 215 successful civil and disciplinary hearings.
The Counter Fraud and Security Management Service (CFSMS) is a special health authority which has responsibility for matters relating to the prevention, detection and investigation of fraud and corruption and the management of security in the National Health Service.
The scheme, run across England by the NHS Counter Fraud and Security Management Service (CFSMS), will target staff who dishonestly claim payment for hours they have not worked by forging their timesheets.