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Northern Ireland health fraud 'costs up to £250m'

Fraud could be costing the Northern Ireland health service up to £250m per year.

Investigators say they are dealing with a range of offences, from people obtaining fraudulent prescriptions to consultants claiming unworked hours.

To combat the problem, the Department of Health is launching a major counter fraud campaign for the month of October.

BBC Northern Ireland health correspondent Marie-Louise Connolly reports.