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NHS needs urgent cyber support throughout outbreak, says think tank

The NHS needs greater cyber security support to prevent a crippling attack during the coronavirus pandemic, a think tank has warned.

Security experts at Chatham House claim the NHS may be ill-prepared to deal with the aftermath of a potentially devastating cyber threat and has suggested the Government seek urgent help to protect it.


Microsoft and Amazon to help NHS allocate hospital resources effectively

The UK National Health Service has enlisted the services of some of the world’s largest tech firms to help it thwart the coronavirus outbreak.

First reported by BBC, the NHS has joined forces with Microsoft, Google, Faculty AI and Palantir to create data dashboards that use AI to display up to date information about Covid-19 transmission.


NHS staff in UK granted free access to Microsoft Teams

NHS staff are being given free access to Microsoft’s Teams communication platform to help colleagues stay in touch during the Covid-19 outbreak. The platform allows colleagues to make video and audio calls as well as send instant messages to one another and use other collaborative tools. Microsoft said it hoped key workers would be able to use the system to share updates on their patients.


New cyber unit to tackle coronavirus disinformation

Official NHS guidance is to be displayed at the top of internet search results as part of measures to stop the spread of disinformation around Covid-19. The health service has highlighted a fake account it had suspended from Twitter after it posed as a hospital and posted inaccurate information about coronavirus cases. The account, claiming to be a hospital in Andover, Hampshire, falsely posted that it had received a number of patients with coronavirus-like symptoms before it was suspended by Twitter.


Next generation surgical robots hailed by NHS

Next-generation surgical robots have been hailed by doctors as “a leap forward in surgical precision” in the UK. Western General Hospital in Edinburgh was first to use the new Versius robotic arm technology in Europe, followed by Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Trust in Buckinghamshire.



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