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Channel 5 - 'Sicknote Skivers Exposed'

1 July 2015

Counter Fraud Services (CFS) worked closely with a TV production company in the production of a programme highlighting the impact of sickness absence fraud on the UK economy.

The programme, Sicknote Skivers Exposed, was broadcast on Wednesday 15 July 2015, Channel 5.

One of the cases featured in the programme, focuses on a former NHS Tayside employee who fraudulently claimed that her father had died in order to get time off work.

There are interviews with Fraser Paterson, National Counter Fraud Manager, CFS and the former employee’s line manager.