The Private Code Numbering System (PCNS) is warning all healthcare professionals that the BHF’s name has recently been used falsely to send SMS’s to PCNS clients, requesting banking details to activate a debit order for the renewal of the BHF practice number. 

 The BHF says its PCNS division would never request banking details via SMS. In order to activate a debit order for a practice number a healthcare professional would need to complete and sign a debit order form

Eric Rantsho, the BHF’s head of Shared Services has requested healthcare professionals not to respond to such an SMS and notify the PCNS via email: