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A number of hospitals have been hit by a large scale cyber attack, NHS England has confirmed.

Trusts and hospitals in London, Blackburn, Nottingham, Cumbria and Hertfordshire have been affected by an attempted cyber attack which is “creeping” across the UK. NHS England said it was aware of the problem and would release more details soon.

Doctors have been posting on Twitter about what has been happening to their systems.

Many NHS Trusts are diverting emergency patients due to the ransomware attack as internal internet system went down and workers unable not access records.

The attack came on the same day as health care professionals mark International Nurses Day

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