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Statement on reported NHS cyber attack

A number of NHS organisations have reported to NHS Digital that they have been affected by a ransomware attack which is affecting a number of different organisations.

For further information please read the statement from NHS Digital and for updates follow their Twitter account.

Dr Anne Rainsberry, NHS Incident Director, said: “We’d like to reassure patients that if they need the NHS and it’s an emergency that they should visit A&E or access emergency services in the same way as they normally would and staff will ensure they get the care they need. More widely we ask people to use the NHS wisely while we deal with this major incident which is still ongoing. NHS Digital are investigating the incident and across the NHS we have tried and tested contingency plans to ensure we are able to keep the NHS open for business.”

For further information please contact the NHS England media team on nhsengland.media@nhs.net or 01138 250958/9

NHS Digital has produced guidance documentation for NHS organisations impacted by the cyber incident.  This information has been sent directly to NHS organisations via CareCERT bulletins but it can also be accessed on the NHS Digital website via the link above.

 

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