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GP Practices in Hull and East Riding to open Monday as systems start to come back online

GP practices across Hull and East Riding will be open as usual on Monday. However many are still bringing their IT and clinical systems back on-line following the cyber-attack, which took place on Friday 12 May 2017 and affected many organisations around the world.

Some practices will not yet have full access to patient records, prescriptions, appointment systems and in some cases telephone systems. However, all GP practices will be using well-tested contingency plans to ensure that services can continue to be provided.

EMIS released a statement over the weekend on the recent cyber-attack:

“There is no evidence to suggest that EMIS Health systems have been compromised or impacted as a result of this incident. Some of our customers have chosen to shut down their entire computer networks to safeguard their organisations, which means that our software is not available for those users. This includes customers using both our hospital and GP software. EMIS Web continues to be available as normal for users unaffected by the cybersecurity incident.”

Similarly, TPP said: “There is no evidence to suggest that SystmOne or SystmOnline have been affected by ongoing incidents.”