Further update on cyber attack affecting blood tests in south east London

Update from NHSE on 21 June 9AM:

On 3 June, Synnovis, a pathology laboratory which processes blood tests on behalf of a number of NHS organisations, primarily in south east London, was the victim of a cyber attack.

NHS England has been made aware that the cyber criminal group published data last night which they are claiming belongs to Synnovis and was stolen as part of this attack.

We understand that people may be concerned by this and we are continuing to work with Synnovis, the National Cyber Security Centre and other partners to determine the content of the published files as quickly as possible. This includes whether it is data extracted from the Synnovis system, and if so whether it relates to NHS patients.

As more information becomes available through Synnovis’ full investigation, the NHS will continue to update patients and the public.

The attack is being investigated by law enforcement agencies.

Guidance is available from the National Security Centre.

Find out more: https://digital.nhs.uk/news/synnovis-cyber-incident 

Impact on Pathology Services in South East London

The local NHS have set up a webpage where the latest updates will be posted. You can view this here.