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GPs 'doing all they can' for patients in aftermath of NHS malware attack

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(1) Post mortem examination has started . Yes , the argument ,that NHS Trusts had been warned about the vulnerability and cessation of support from Microsoft back in March this year , appeared to pass the blame onto them. But can this evade the real question that the whole NHS IT systems need better investment? (2) What is the responsibility of the health secretary and even the prime minister as far as the role of following up and ensuring the security systems are updated , even though Amber Rudd claimed that the health secretary had 'instructed' NHS Trusts?It boils down to effectiveness of his leadership and communication with NHS personnels. That is the bottom line. (3) The whole crisis , interestingly , took place in the 'right' time in the right 'place' as far as political opposition parties are concerned . The fact ,that the PM deliberately asked the Home Secretary to speak to the public on Friday avoiding Hunt's exposure , is politically telling. Now she realises how she had shot herself in the foot by continuing his appointment after she became PM last year.

Posted date

15 May 2017

Posted time

1:47pm

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