“A spokesperson for the NHS Birmingham CrossCity, Birmingham South Central and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Groups said, “A number of GP surgeries across Birmingham and Solihull have unfortunately been affected by the recent ransomware cyber-attack.
“Our staff have been working around the clock to ensure that the impact on patients is kept to an absolute minimum. The security of patient data has, fortunately, not been compromised.
“We would like to remind patients to use NHS service appropriately at this time and attend any pre-booked appointments, with their GP or hospital, as usual.
“NHS 111 is available 24/7 and can help people decide on the most appropriate local service for their medical need.”
Advice for patients
A number of NHS organisations have been affected by a ransomware attack (an attack on the IT systems which support NHS services). This attack was not specifically targeted at the NHS but it has had an impact on NHS services.
The NHS is working hard to ensure that as few patients as possible are affected. Below is guidance for those accessing the NHS over the coming days.
Some NHS organisations are currently experiencing IT problems due to a cyber attack. This problem is being addressed nationally by NHS Digital who are working round the clock to offer support to the organisations affected. For the latest situation, click here.