NHS Western Isles was not badly affected by the cyber attack at the weekend, it has just confirmed.

A spokesperson said: "Contrary to earlier uninformed media reports, NHS Western Isles was not affected significantly by the cyber attack. Patient care has not been adversely affected and all activity is continuing as normal.

"Within NHS Western Isles, the Radiology System has been affected by the cyber attack.  This has had no impact on the care delivered locally, but has affected our ability to share images with mainland Boards which is usually when we transfer patients."

Over the weekend, added the spokesperson, one GP's personal computer was found to have been affected and had since been isolated.

"The wider GP system is not affected," she said.

"As a result of the attack, we will be reviewing and further strengthening our system protection arrangements."