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NHS Orkney NOT Affected by Cyber Attack

NHS Orkney was not affected by the recent cyber attack on NHS services in Scotland and the UK. The IT equipment in 13 Boards in Scotland did succumb.

  • The boards affected are: NHS Borders, NHS Dumfries and Galloway, NHS Fife, NHS Forth Valley, NHS Lanarkshire, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, NHS Tayside, NHS Western Isles, NHS Highlands, NHS Grampian, NHS Ayrshire and Arran, NHS National Services and Scottish Ambulance Service
  • In many areas, with the exception of NHS Lanarkshire, the number of PCs or systems affected is in single figures.
  • There is no evidence that patient data has been compromised and patient services, including emergency service, are continuing to operate across Scotland.
  • Other public bodies are currently running checks on their systems as a precaution ahead of the working week starting on Monday.

Shona Robison, Health secretary in the Scottish Government said:

“The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is leading the response to these attacks and we continue to receive updates on the situation and their efforts to rectify the issues faced. We are working closely with them and are being guided by their expert knowledge in this field.

“Again, our priority is ensuring boards get all the support they need and get systems back normal as soon as possible, so there is as little impact on patient care as possible.

“I would like to thank all of the NHS staff who are working round the clock to rectify this and keep any impact to an absolute minimum.  I have complete confidence that they will continue to provide the excellent care for which they are famous.”

Reporter: Fiona Grahame

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