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NHS Cyber Attack Update and Advice for Accessing Services

**Please click here to read the latest update and advice regarding accessing NHS services following the cyber attack**

Updated 23:00 13/05/2017

All NHS organisations in Lincolnshire have been affected by a ransomware cyber attack.

There is no evidence that any patient data has been accessed.

  • Please do not use A&E unless it is a life-threatening emergency. If you feel unwell you should contact NHS 111.

  • Please do not attend your GP practice on Monday 15 May unless it is urgent, this includes if you have a routine booked appointment. It is crucial we give practices time to get their systems running again - until this happens your GP/practice nurse will not be able to access or record in your notes or print prescriptions.

  • You should visit or call your pharmacy as usual for prescriptions and minor illnesses. Please do not use urgent care services to access prescriptions.

  • United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) has cancelled all routine activity at its hospitals on Monday 15 May. This includes outpatients appointments, diagnostic tests and routine operations. ULHT will contact any patients whose appointments are able to go ahead as scheduled.

We are working to resolve the issue and resume services as soon as possible, and we will continue to provide updates.