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NHS 111 expects delays after cyber-attack causes system outage
August 6, 2022
People contacting the NHS 111 service have been warned of delays due to a significant computer system outage caused by a cyber-attack.
The issue is affecting some services across the UK such as the system used to refer patients for care, including ambulances being dispatched, out-of-hours appointment bookings and emergency prescriptions. The perpetrators are understood to be cybercriminals rather than a nation state.
The National Crime Agency said it was “aware of a cyber incident” and was working with Advanced, a firm that provides digital services for NHS 111. The attack occurred at 7am on Thursday, Advanced said.