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The NHS in Scotland will get back less than a 10th of the total money defrauded from family health services, according to the first report from the Fraud Investigation Unit.It is investigating cases worth£94,150 where money was allegedly inappropriately claimed by GPs.But the report estimates that the total level of fraud in the sector ranges from 3 to 8 per cent - equating to£50m-£140m in family health services.The report was welcomed by NHS Scotland chief executive Trevor Jones, who said: 'The FIU has had a challenging first year but has succeeded in building up an expert team to address fraud in our family health services.'

FIU annual report. Maggie Worsfold.0131-536 5254