CHESHIRE and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust has confirmed that it is ‘experiencing significant IT disruptions’ as it fights against a nationwide cyber-attack on the NHS.

It is believed that as many as 45 NHS organisations in the UK are under a ‘cyber-attack’ and Cheshire and Wirral Partnership has confirmed that it is one of the organisations experiencing ‘IT disruption’.

A statement from Cheshire and Wirral Partnership said: "CWP are currently experiencing significant IT disruptions as reported nationally.

“The Trust’s business continuity plans are being implemented and we are working to get our system back up and running. We will keep you updated.”

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership runs mental health, substance misuse, learning disability and community physical health services at 69 locations around Cheshire and Wirral.