Trusts told to remain vigilant with updated cyber-attack guidance

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NHS Digital has recommended a number of measures for trusts to implement to protect themselves from cyber-attack after Friday saw trusts across the country targeted by hackers.

The National Cyber Security Centre has been coordinating the State's response to the threat from the fast-spreading malicious software and has issued a series of advisory notices to Government departments and agencies.

NHS computer systems are returning to normal after the ransomware cyber attack, health secretary Shona Robison has said.

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"The walk-in x-ray service at Basingstoke hospital will remain closed for patients referred by their GP for the rest of the day".

The cyber attack last week, which is known as WannaCry and demands Bitcoin payment in exhange for access to locked files, has affected 48 health organisations across England and Scotland, causing 16 to shut down their IT systems.

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, including Torbay and Newton Abbot Hospitals, was not affected by the attack.

A spokeswoman for NHS Tayside said any patients with hospital or outpatient appointments should attend them as normal.

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When the computer virus struck on Friday 47 trusts were affected and seven had to close their doors in A&E to ambulances.

The NHS has provided an update about planned treatment and outpatient appointments following the ransomware attack on its IT systems. Such issues are solvable but the NHS is overstretched financially and has a patchy record of rolling out IT products, in part because of the small cadre of outsourcing providers it relies on have failed to deliver the anticipated results.

Problems with cyber security in the NHS was highlighted a year ago by Dame Fiona Caldicott, the national data guardian, who warned issues were given insufficient priority and that health bodies persisted in using obsolete computer systems, The Times reported.

Europol said more than 200,000 computers around the world had been affected over the weekend in what it said was "an unprecedented attack".

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"We are planning to continue as we have today but can not confirm when our computers will be back working".

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