NHS cyber attack: update for patients

GP practices in Basildon and Brentwood are open as normal following the widespread cyber attack which affected some NHS systems.

Only a small number of GP practices in the Basildon and Brentwood CCG locality were infected by the ransomware virus and NHS IT engineers are working with affected practices enabling services to run normally.

Please continue to use all NHS services wisely.

Please keep any GP or hospital appointments that have already been arranged for you UNLESS you are contacted and told otherwise.

Your local pharmacist can give you medical advice.

For non urgent medical advice and Out-Of-Hours services call NHS 111.

Remember A&E is for serious and life-threatening conditions only.

Dial 999 if it is life-threatening emergency.

Date: 16 May 2017 10.30

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