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Update Regarding GP Practices Following Cyber Attack

**UPDATED** 11:30 17th May 2017**

Following the ransomware cyber attack that affected NHS organisations in Lincolnshire, as of 11am this morning the majority of Lincolnshire GP practices (95/96) are able to offer a 'business as usual' service to patients, and have access to clinical systems. Back office functions may still be slow initially, so please bear with practices and their staff. Thank you for your understanding.

Update Regarding GP Practices Following Cyber Attack

**UPDATED** 15:20 16th May 2017

Following the ransomware cyber attack that affected NHS organisations in Lincolnshire, as of 2.30pm the following GP practices are able to offer a 'business as usual' service to patients. Systems may be slow initially, please bear with practices and their staff.

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

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

You should visit or call your pharmacy as usual for prescriptions and minor illnesses. Please do not use urgent care services to access prescriptions.
 
We will continue to assess the situation over the weekend and will provide further updates as and when.

May is National Walking Month

During May, which is National Walking Month, whether you decide to walk the kids to school, walk to work or simply head a bit further whilst taking the dog out, it all counts towards a healthy heart and healthier lifestyle by increasing energy, reducing stress and improving sleeping patterns.

May is National Walking Month

During May, which is National Walking Month, whether you decide to walk the kids to school, walk to work or simply head a bit further whilst taking the dog out, it all counts towards a healthy heart and healthier lifestyle by increasing energy, reducing stress and improving sleeping patterns.

World Asthma Day

Asthma is a common long-term condition that can cause coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and breathlessness and South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is raising awareness of the condition on World Asthma Day, today 2 May 2017.

Plan ahead if you're going away this Bank Holiday

We all look forward to a long weekend over the May Day weekend and for many of us, it’s a time to catch up with family and friends, do a spot of DIY or even head to the coast.  For those of us with a long term condition, such as asthma, diabetes, COPD or cardiovascular disease, a little preparation goes a long way.