News and Notices

Cyber attack update - 17th May 2017

We wish to inform staff that the ability to access remotely (RAS / VPN) has been restored. Access via RAS / VPN will be denied unless the current security updates (patches) are already in place on your machine. The updates cannot be provided via RAS / VPN therefore, if you haven’t already done so since Saturday you will need to have visited a site and be connected via wi-fi or cable before trying to use remote access. If you do get an error message you should attempt to log in at a site first before seeking technical support if necessary.

Call centre at Babington

A call centre at Babington has been set up to take queries from staff who are:

  • still struggling to get on
  • need help getting a patch installed
  • checking the patch is there
  • reassurance about what they can or can’t use
  • or general advice

You can call one of the following numbers between 8am and 4.30pm now until Friday:

01773 525003

01773 525041

01773 525047



We have been informed a number of staff are receiving the following email:


We are not warning again, upgrade your NHS mailbox to office 2017 for better performance and more storage space, CLICK HERE to fill out your mailbox info correctly, click on SUBMIT  to complete the process. Failure to follow this instruction will lead to permanent deactivation of your mail box in the next 5 hours.’