Numerous NHS Trusts and organisations were hit by a ransomware cyber attack on Friday afternoon, including GP practices based in Nottinghamshire.
Surgeries and trusts are still feeling the effects of this, but work is ongoing to resolve the issue.
In the wake of the attack, Nottinghamshire LMC urged practices to consider business continuity plans around telecoms and IT.
Below we have collated the latest guidance and advice from a range of sources. If you would like a particular area covered, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Microsoft has issued advice and guidance on WannaCrypt – the software used on Friday – and how to deal with any attacks or ‘phishing’ emails. You can view this here .
- NHS Digital has also created guidance on protecting against cyber attacks.
The Royal College of GPs has also issued a number of posters you may find useful. These are:
- Advice for GP practices following cyber attack
- Template encounter record for computer system failure
- Cyber attack notice for patients
- Cyber attack notice for staff and healthcare professionals
- You may also find this advice helpful. This is an informative document on the prevention and cure of ransomware.