London GP Issues Alert on Delayed Blood Tests Due to Cyber Attack

Emily Davidson

By Emily Davidson

14 June 2024
London GP Issues Alert on Delayed Blood Tests Due to Cyber Attack

A cyber attack on IT systems at Synnovis has severely impacted pathology services at major hospitals, including King's College Hospital and Guy's and St Thomas', as well as primary care services. Dr. Abdul Kamali highlights the "massive effect" this has had, with only "clinically critical" samples being processed.

🩸 Urgent Need for Blood Donors: Prof. Dee Thiruchelvam from NHS Blood and Transplant urges more O negative and O positive blood donations due to manual checks taking longer.

Patient Care Impact: Dr. Kamali notes, "Without test results, diagnoses can't be made, treatments can't be given."

🔍 Cyber Attack Details:

- Attack believed to be carried out by Russian group Qilin.
- Home Secretary James Cleverly emphasises strong UK cyber defences and ongoing vigilance.

For more details, click here: https://bbc.in/4eycsSe

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