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Disruption from NHS Ransomware Attack Continues

NHS still recovering from last week's attack on Synnovis.

NHS staff are working around the clock to minimise disruption to patient care following last week’s ransomware attack.

In a statement an NHS London spokesperson said a number of operations and appointments have been cancelled due to this attack.

“We are still working with hospitals and local GP services to fully assess the disruption, and ensure the data is accurate. In the meantime our advice to patients remains, if you have not been contacted please do continue to attend your appointments.”

Last week pathology systems at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, as well as GP services across South London, were affected by a ransomware attack on Synnovis, a provider of lab services to the London hospitals.

Chris Streather, Medical Director for NHS England London, said: “Unfortunately, some non-urgent operations and procedures including transplants continue to be postponed, while nearly all non-urgent blood tests have been postponed in primary care services in South East London.

“We are sorry to all those who have been impacted and staff will work hard to re-arrange appointments and treatments as quickly as possible.”

NHS England has deployed a cyber incident response team, which is working to support Synnovis and provide emergency guidance.

Dan Raywood Senior Editor SC Media UK

Dan Raywood is a seasoned B2B journalist with over 20 years of experience, specializing in cybersecurity for the past 15 years. He has extensively covered topics from Advanced Persistent Threats and nation-state hackers to major data breaches and regulatory changes. Outside work, Dan enjoys supporting Tottenham Hotspur, managing mischievous cats, and sampling craft beers.

Dan Raywood Senior Editor SC Media UK

Dan Raywood is a seasoned B2B journalist with over 20 years of experience, specializing in cybersecurity for the past 15 years. He has extensively covered topics from Advanced Persistent Threats and nation-state hackers to major data breaches and regulatory changes. Outside work, Dan enjoys supporting Tottenham Hotspur, managing mischievous cats, and sampling craft beers.

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