Anti-Bribery and Counter Fraud


NHS Lothian conducts its contracting and procurement practices with integrity, transparency and fairness.

We are committed to the prevention of bribery and corruption as we recognise the importance​ of maintaining our reputation and the confidence of our stakeholders, particularly patients, the general public, those with whom we conduct business, and our employees. We do not accept bribery and corruption in the conduct of our activities and functions, either within the organisation or in our relationships with any external parties. We will not work with others who do not share our commitment to preventing bribery and corruption. 

As an existing or potential contractor to NHS Lothian we require you to understand that it may be a criminal offence under the Bribery Act 2010, punishable by imprisonment, to promise, give or offer any gift, consideration, financial or other advantage whatsoever as an inducement or reward to any servant of a public body and that such action may result in the Board excluding the organisation from the selected list of Potential Bidders, and potentially from all future public procurements. 

The number of contractors and suppliers contracts terminated for non-conformance with our Anti-Bribery and counter fraud programme since January 2014 = Zero.

Counter Fraud Services

Procurement actively engage with NHS Scotland Counter Fraud Services to ensure that our team is fully trained on spotting potential signs of fraud and knowing how to report suspected fraud.

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Business Conduct Procedure

TypeNameLast Reviewed
pdfScottish Procurement Open Contracting Strategy.pdf15/09/2017
pdfNHS Lothian Procurement - Anti-Bribery Policy V226/04/2017

Last Reviewed: 27/04/2017