NHS cyber attack is now under control
NHS Cyber attack: The NHS has been declared “open for business” after a crippling ransomware attack left large swathes of its services paralysed over the weekend.
NHS England said that, as of 3pm on Monday, two hospitals remained on divert following the cyber attack that started on Friday, down from seven on Sunday. However, some hospitals are still suffering disruption from the cyber attack, which hit 200,000 victims across 150 countries around the world.
NHS England is continuing to work with GP surgeries to ensure that they are putting in place a range of measures to protect themselves.
Dr Anne Rainsberry, National Incident Director, said: “There are encouraging signs that the situation is improving, with fewer hospitals having to divert patients from their A&E units.
“The message to patients is clear: the NHS is open for business. Staff are working hard to ensure that the small number of organisations still affected return to normal shortly.
“If people have hospital or GP appointments they should attend unless told otherwise. The latest information can be found on the NHS Choices website.”