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Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust IT systems back up and running

cyber attack internet computer[F]ollowing the international cyber-attack the Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust  is now able to use computers and their systems are back up and running.

They have advised their staff that they can now use their laptop and desktop devices.  Their record keeping and e-mail systems are working as normal.

A spokesman for Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust said: “We are grateful for everyone’s prompt action and for keeping going while we have acted to get you back up and running.

“As a result of us being well prepared and taking prompt action we have been able to minimise the issue and protect our services.  We have found no evidence of patient data being lost and there has been no major damage other than the need to have our systems down for a 48hr period.  We have worked since the incident to carefully check our computers and systems thoroughly.   We are currently planning to be providing services as usual on Monday with minimal disruption.

“We would like to thank all of our staff who have worked round the clock tirelessly to ensure our patients are safe to get things up and running again.

“Key advice we are giving to our staff;

“Remember your Information Governance training and if you suspect a problem act swiftly to turn your device off and disconnect it.

“When you start your device if your computer asks you to update, say yes and restart.

“Because of our protection systems we are not expecting our computer devices to be infected, however, if you suspect this switch it off, unplug the network cable and report immediately to our service desk which is opened this afternoon until 6pm and from 8am tomorrow morning.  Please be mindful that the service desk is busy so please only call with critical problems.

“As we have had a period of time using paper record keeping please consider this when making decisions for patient care.  Our managers will be arranging for manual records to be updated on electronic systems in due course so please keep these securely for reference if needed until this is completed.

“Our NHS partners are also working to recover their systems so please be mindful that they may also be experiencing some disruption.”

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