1. National

NHS Digital: Trusts sent fix that would have protected them

Health trusts across England were sent details of an IT security patch that would have protected them from the crippling ransomware attack, NHS Digital said.

Large swathes of the NHS have been paralysed by the cyber attack, which hit 200,000 victims in 150 countries around the world.

But NHS Digital said it had made health trusts aware last month of IT protection that could have prevented the attack.

View all 31 updates ›

Corbyn blames cuts for NHS cyber attack

Jeremy Corbyn speaking at the nursing conference Credit: PA

Government cuts are to blame for exposing NHS services to the cyber-attack which hit computers around the world on Friday, Jeremy Corbyn has said.

The Labour leader was speaking as he set out a promise to provide an extra £37 billion for the NHS, with measures aimed at improving A&E performance and taking one million patients off waiting lists.

Waiting lists are soaring and, as we saw last week, Tory cuts have exposed patient services to cyber attacks.

I would like to pay tribute to how all NHS staff have responded to this terrible cyber-attack. The stress you must have faced trying to keep patients safe must have been intense, this was just another example of the extraordinary lengths you go to every day to keep our country healthy.

– Corbyn

More on this story