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NHS hospitals and GP practices in England hit by ‘cyber-attack’

NHS services across England have been hit by IT failure, caused by a large-scale cyber-attack.

Trusts and hospitals in London, Blackburn, Nottingham, Cumbria and Hertfordshire have been affected.

Some GP surgeries have had to shut down phone and IT systems while A&Es have told people not to attend unless it is a real emergency.

NHS Digital said in a statement that it did not have evidence that patient data had been accessed.

It added that the ransomware attack was not “specifically targeted at the NHS” and was affecting other organisations from a range of sectors.

Read more at BBC News.

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