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    Ransomware which hit NHS is based on NSA 'backdoor'


    A ransomware attack that has infected dozens of NHS trusts uses a “backdoor” to Windows which was created by the US National Security Agency, it has emerged.

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    At least 16 trusts hit by cyberattack, officials confirm


    The cyberattack today has infected at least 16 trusts and has been identified as Wanna Decryptor, a malware variant that has also attacked other UK organisations today.

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    Expert Briefing

    Mental Health Matters: The long road to recovery


    A new fortnightly briefing covering quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector

  • Fiona Caldicott

    PHE warns of 'serious risk' over Home Office data sharing


    Public Health England warns of ”serious risk to public health” over using NHS data to trace migrants National Data Guardian also concerned over arrangement Public Health England and the National Data Guardian have raised serious concerns about the government using identified NHS patient data to

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    Hospital trust tops sickness absence table for fourth year in a row


    South Tyneside FT has highest staff sickness absence rate of any acute trust for fourth consecutive year Southport and Ormskirk has second highest for second year in a row North West region has highest rate nationally A hospital trust has topped the staff sickness absence ...

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    HSJ Local

    Trust raises alarm after Lorenzo glitch fails to send 14,000 patient letters


    Electronic patient administration system fails to send appointments to nearly 14,600 patients Ten patients wait more than 52 weeks Lorenzo supplier installs “fix” to address problem A teaching trust has alerted NHS Digital after an IT design fault meant more than 14,000 patients were not sent

  • Fiona Caldicott

    Election forces delay to successor to


    Government response to Dame Fiona Caldicott’s third report on data security delayed by purdah Expected to push back successor to Plans still underway for new national opt-out system, “de-identification/re-identification service”, and data lake The government’s long awaited response to

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    Exclusive: Former NHS Digital chief defends record on data sharing


    NHS Digital’s former chief executive defends its record on patient data sharing He praises progress and urges successor not to “throw everything up in the air” Andy Williams dismisses concerns about Home Office data sharing agreement NHS Digital’s recently exited chief executive has defended the

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    HSJ Knowledge

    Don't panic: what healthcare leaders need to know about cybersecurity


    Three IT experts give Claire Read the rundown on everything from cyber attacks to the dangers of human error

  • Kingsley Manning

    Why the forward view's target is in danger of being missed


    The NHS must radically rethink its approach to productivity during the Five Year Forward View refresh in March, or key assumptions underpinning the high level plan will unravel

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    'Woefully short' NHS will miss forward view targets, report warns


    New research raises fundamental questions about progress on productivity goals required by Five Year Forward View Kingsley Manning says “productivity is not a priority” at STP or trust level No STPs provide analysis of workforce productivity, report finds Lord Carter says progress is being made

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    Revealed: Theresa May's clash with NHS over immigrants' data


    Kingsley Manning says NHS Digital battled with the Home Office over sharing patient data repeatedly between 2013 and 2016 Former chair says while Theresa May was home secretary he was put under pressure to share data despite his legal concerns New agreement allows for data to be shared to help

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    Illegal immigrants traced using NHS patient information


    Agreement between Home Office and NHS Digital to trace illegal immigrants Home Office says requests for confidential patient information is in the public interest Deal signed in November came into effect from 1 January 2017 Confidential NHS patient information is being shared with the Home Office

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    STPs could be put in charge of collecting patient data


    STPs could be put in charge of collecting patient data at regional level Patients will be able to control how their data is used, NHS England document says DH funded project has already implemented regional data banks in northern cities Accountable care organisations and STP footprints could be

  • James Illman Telehealth roundtable

    Analysis: STP digital plans need a major reboot


    The largely vague and un-costed digital components of the STPs need a substantial upgrade, or the NHS will continue to lag behind comparable health systems on technology for years to come, writes HSJ technology correspondent James Illman

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    Cyber attack trust reveals details of ransomware virus


    Northern Lincolnshire and Goole FT says it was hit by ransomware Trust confirmed it did not pay a ransom as a result of cyber attack Claims the virus entered the trust’s network through a USB stick “have no grounding in fact”, trust director says The cyber attack experienced by Northern

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    NHS Digital vindicated in patient data confidentiality row


    NHS Digital is compliant with anonymisation code of practice, ICO says Ruling concerned sharing records from 1.2 million patients who asked for their data not be shared Researchers say ruling shows “robust system of safeguards to protect data” is in place Campaigners say patients’ right to opt out

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    HSJ Local

    High profile NHS 'cyber attack' may have 'come from USB stick'


    “Cyber attack” virus may have come from a USB stick rather than an intentional outside attack “Zero day” viruses are difficult to protect against and “pose the same problem through industry” A high profile “cyber attack” on a foundation trust appears to have been the consequence of poor practice,

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    Revealed: Details of new waiting targets for trusts


    All emergency and urgent mental health patients in A E and hospital wards should be seen within one hour by liaison psychiatry staff Emergency patients should be treated within four hours and urgent patients within 24 hours Trusts to submit how quickly they respond to emergency mental health

  • Andy Williams

    NHS Digital chief to retire


    NHS Digital chief executive Andy Williams has announced he will retire in March next year.