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NHS: Cybercrime

Question for Department of Health

UIN 61503, tabled on 24 January 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the cost to the NHS of cyber attacks in each year since 2010.

Answered on

1 February 2017

The Department and the National Health Service takes protection of data very seriously. The Government will respond shortly to the recent consultation on The National Data Guardian for Health and Care Review of Data Security, Consents and Opt-Outs, published 6 July 2016.

The Department does not comment on security matters.