After the news of the NHS and other organisations becoming the victims of a cyber-attack, West Bridgford’s Embankment centre also has no IT systems this evening.
The cyber-attack was first reported this afternoon and affected several NHS Trusts across England.
A patient who asked not to be named attended the Embankment Centre on Wilford Lane for a routine appointment at 1700 today (May 12) and said: ‘The systems are all out of action because of the cyber-attack. All of my notes were taken manually on paper, and I have concerns as to whether or not they’ll be safely uploaded whenever the systems get back up and ruining again.’
NHS Digital issued this statement earlier this afternoon;
‘A number of NHS organisations have reported to NHS Digital that they have been affected by a ransomware attack.
The investigation is at an early stage but we believe the malware variant is Wanna Decryptor.
This attack was not specifically targeted at the NHS and is affecting organisations from across a range of sectors.
At this stage we do not have any evidence that patient data has been accessed.
NHS Digital is working closely with the National Cyber Security Centre, the Department of Health and NHS England to support affected organisations and ensure patient safety is protected.
Our focus is on supporting organisations to manage the incident swiftly and decisively, but we will continue to communicate with NHS colleagues and will share more information as it becomes available.’