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NHS: Computer Software

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 275828, tabled on 10 July 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of computers in the NHS that use the Windows XP operating system.

Answered on

15 July 2019

As of July 2019, approximately 2,300 National Health Service computers are using Windows XP from a total of around 1.4 million. This equates to 0.16% of the NHS estate. We are supporting NHS organisations to upgrade their existing Microsoft Windows operating systems, allowing them to reduce potential vulnerabilities and increase cyber resilience.

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