The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) reported that GPs did everything possible to minimise disruption following the recent WannaCryptor cyber attack in May 2017. NHS Digital worked in close collaboration with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the Department of Health and NHS England to support those affected organisations and ensure patient safety was protected.

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The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) reported that GPs did everything possible to minimise disruption following the recent WannaCryptor cyber attack in May 2017. NHS Digital worked in close collaboration with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the Department of Health and NHS England to support those affected organisations and ensure patient safety was protected.

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It has been acknowledged that for general practices to maintain optimum security standards while meeting day to day operational requirements is a challenge. There are however steps practices can take to minimise risk from further cyber attacks.

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Why was this a particular issue for general practices?

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