Attack being investigated for potential data theft as experts warn criminals could use stolen details as leverage
Patient data could have been stolen in a cyber-attack on an NHS software supplier, experts have warned, as an internal memo reveals the incident has badly disrupted the functioning of several key health services.
Areas of the health service affected include the 111 telephone advice service, GP surgeries and some specialist mental health trusts.
The service taking longer to answer calls.
Handlers being unable to book a GP appointment, either at a family doctor surgery or access hub.
Being unable to book patients slots at a pharmacy, to pick up medicines, or with a dental care provider.