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NHS Digital: Cybersecurity

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 84941, tabled on 11 November 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether any (a) patient sensitive and (b) other confidential data was compromised in the cyber incident that is affecting the NHS Digital Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

23 November 2022

The confidentiality of data held by mental health providers has not been compromised by the cyber incident. A small number of social care organisations were affected by a data breach. The software supplier recovered the limited data obtained from its systems and believe the likelihood of harm to individuals is low. The organisations affected have been notified.

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