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Bloods suspended until further notice

“Due to a recent cyber-attack on Synnovis, we cannot undertake any routine blood tests. There are also issues sending other diagnostic samples and receiving results. We understand this may cause distress and are awaiting further instructions. Please be patient; we will update you as soon as possible.”

“NHS organisations across London continue to work in partnership to manage patient care following the ransomware cyber-attack on Synnovis earlier this week.

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust remain in a critical incident, while Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, Bromley Healthcare, and primary care services in South East London continue to be impacted.

Chris Streather, Medical Director for NHS England London, said:

“NHS staff are working around the clock to minimise disruption to patient care following the ransomware cyber-attack on Synnovis earlier this week.

“Pathology services at the impacted sites are available – albeit at a reduced capacity – with the most urgent cases being prioritised.

“Unfortunately, some non-urgent operations and procedures including transplants continue to be postponed, while nearly all non-urgent blood tests have been postponed in primary care services in South East London.

“We are sorry to all those who have been impacted and staff will work hard to re-arrange appointments and treatments as quickly as possible.

“Urgent and emergency services are available as usual so patients should access services in the normal way by dialling 999 in an emergency and otherwise use NHS 111 through the NHS App, online or on the phone.

“If you have not heard from your healthcare provider, please attend appointments as normal as services including outpatients and community services are mostly running as usual, including cervical screening.”