Cyber attacks limited, says NHS


NHS Dumfries & Galloway has reported that only two GP practices were affected by last weekend's cyber attack.

A very limited number of patient services were affected, with most practices not affected at all. All hospital sites remain free of any attack. No patient data has been lost.

Heightened awareness has been communicated to all staff and the IT department remains active, ensuring all systems are fully protected.

NHS Borders was affected and all necessary control measures were taken to minimise the impact.

The networks at three affected community sites were isolated, software shut down and there was no immediate risk to patient care or confidentiality.

The three community sites affected by the national cyber attack were Teviot Medical Practice in Hawick, Hawick Community Hospital and the Learning Disability Service office based in Earlston. These were isolated incidents and all other services continued to run as normal.

The IT team have been actively monitoring systems and assessing any impact on the services provided from the three affected locations.

There is a recovery plan in place which the service is currently working on and it continues to actively monitor the situation.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 9:13AM
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