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CCGs to set up WhatsApp group with practice managers in case of another NHS hack

Wednesday 9th August 2017

Practices in Suffolk plan to keep communication lines open using a mobile chat app in the event of another cybersecurity attack on the NHS. 

Practice managers and commissioners in NHS West Suffolk CCG and NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG will be asked to join WhatsApp groups to keep in contact with each other.

The emergency measure comes in response to a cybersecurity attack on the NHS in May, which shut many practices for days.

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