RaDaR Update following NHS Cyber Attack

 

In regards to the recent cyber attack on the NHS, we want to reassure you that RaDaR has not been affected and that the patients’ data remains secure.

Neither the RaDaR servers nor North Bristol Trust (where our admin team are based) have been affected by this attack. Although data transfer to Patient View was suspended on Friday, this was just as a precaution in case there were further developments over the weekend.
 
RaDaR is held on a secure N3 server that has been fully security tested and is kept up-to-date with the latest security patches. The UK Renal Registry, who manage the daily operation of RaDaR, has Section 251 approval as an indication of our robust security and information governance policies and practices.

This particular breech was concerned with encrypting information to deny organisations access their files and to cause wide-spread disruption. It was not concerned with stealing patient data.

If you have any concerns about the security of RaDaR you can contact our technical team at:

nbn-tr.radar@nhs.net

RaDaR recruits its 10,000th UK patient!

The National Registry of Rare Kidney Diseases (RaDaR) recruited its 10,000th UK patient in January 2017. RaDaR is an initiative by UK kidney specialists (the Renal Association). It is designed to pull together information from patients who have certain rare kidney diseases. This will give a much better understanding of how these illnesses affect people. It will also speed up research.

This work is done in partnership with patients. Where the research leads to practical benefits, such as better diagnosis, treatments or general advice this will be publicised on this website.

Further details about the registry can be found here.

Many thanks to the UK Renal Registry, the PKD Charity, British Kidney Patient Association and Kidney Research UK for supporting this valuable initiative.

It is a fantastic achievement and a testament to the hard work of all the renal units and Rare Disease Groups involved.

Congratulations and here’s to the next 10,000!