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Major NHS IT outage for last for three weeks

Cyber attack which has caused major failure of NHS IT systems are expected to last for more than three weeks, resulting in doctors being unable to view patient records, Independent found out.

Mental health trusts across the country will left impossible access patient notes for weeks, and possibly months.

The Oxford Health Foundation announced critical incident over outage believed to have affected dozens of trusts, and informed the staff that he was putting an emergency plans in place.

One head of the NHS trust said the situation could last for “months” with several mental health foundations, and leaders feared that problem not prioritized.

In an email to staff, Oxford Health Foundation Trust Executive Director Nick Broughton said: “Cyber attack target systems used to refer patients for help, including calling an ambulance, out-of-hours scheduling, sorting, out-of-hours care, emergency prescriptions and safety alerts. it also focused on finance system used by the Trust.

“Now we have been told that we should prepare for a system failure that can continue for two weeks for Adastra and possibly longer than three weeks for Carnots”.

Note to employees on Tuesday added what an impact on services have been and will continue to be “significant” in coming days.

it added: “Recovery from this cyber-attack will take a huge amount of work and efforts and plans Arriving drawn up manage it.”

The trust said employees had canceled vacations and were working all night to try resolve in problems.

Independent understands that several similar notes have been posted with other hospital staff with dozens of trusts are affected.

NHS director said: “It’s all down. It’s really disturbing… we carry a lot of risk how result of it’s because you can’t get records and details of appraisals, appointments, key observations, medical acts of mental health, observations. You cannot see any of this is… The staff will have to write everything down and enter it later.”

They are added: “Increases risk patients. we find it hard discharge people, for an example to housing providers because we cannot access records.”

NHS 111 and GP were revealed last week out-of-hours services were hit cyber attack on systems provided by Advanced called Adastra and Carenotes.

Carenotes used community mental health and child health services and Independent as many as 30 NHS trusts were likely affected, several sources said.

Friday Head Advance operating Simon Short confirmed that the incident was related to a cyberattack. attack and said the company had taken steps to contain the attack, adding that “no further issues were found.”

Oxford Health FT told staff it was taking ‘daily calls’ with leaders all over region put plans in place to mitigate the impact.

One doctor in London said they were told the shutdown might even last for “months” and that clinicians are unable to access or update records of their patients.

Other senior doctor warned: risk flowing out of inability of medical staff to access current risk estimates on patients and past psychiatric history.

In conditions of chronic underfunding area of medicine resources are directed to immediate risk management – this can only be done effectively if clinicians can triage individual patients on the foundation of famous history as well as current risk grade.”

According to reports in Pulse magazine, last week of general practitioners in London warned they could face hype of patients referred to NHS 111 due to “significant technical issue” as well as “system shutdown”.

news follows big IT crash at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital Foundation in London, which left doctors without access to patient records and forced the trust to cancel patient appointments for days.

An NHS spokesman said: “While Advanced work to resolve them software problemstested for contingencies plans are in place in local health systems, so public should continue use NHS as usual.”

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