"It's a great inconvenience".
"As a result of the swift action taken on Friday and over the weekend, the impact the attack had on local systems has been minimal and today all GP practices across Castle Point, Rochford and Southend are operational with only a few minor issues reported from some practices".
Dr Wrigley was part of a team that drew up security guidelines for the government previous year. The VEP was established to determine whether the government should withhold or disclose information about computer software security vulnerabilities.
"The National Cyber Security Centre and the NCA are working with Europol and other worldwide partners to make sure that we all collect the right evidence, which we need to do, to make sure we have the right material to find out who has done this and go after them, which we will", she said.
The attack on Britain's NHS was potentially the most devastating as thousands of patients' appointments were cancelled, ambulances rerouted, records lost and chaos followed, despite the warnings delivered, some as recently as a year ago, on the vulnerability of outdated systems.
The update says: "If you have a planned operation, procedure or outpatient appointment at a hospital affected by this incident, please visit the hospital website for further advice and information about routine services at this time". However we are still experiencing some problems with our imaging systems, so some appointments may still be affected.
"We would like to extend our thanks to our staff for the hard work they have done to ensure patient care has been prioritised during this difficult time, and to our patients for their understanding".
"We apologise to every patient whose treatment has been affected".
The health board was one of 12 in Scotland and dozens around the United Kingdom affected by the unprecedented cyber attack which hit scores of countries on Friday.
"We need the tech sector, customers, and governments to work together to protect against cybersecurity attacks", Smith wrote in his blog post.
Dr Wrigley's Carnforth practice was one of those affected. "However, we remain vigilant and have strengthened security controls at all layers to detect and mitigate any such threat", Wipro said in a statement.
"It's fantastic we're seeing this problem at all, organisations have had a two-month lead time to patch this exploit".
"One of the most common methods of infecting computer systems is through links and attachments in emails", Matheson said.
"Even now we still can't access hospital letters but we're getting back to normal".
In Britain, the National Cyber Security Center said it is "working round the clock" with experts to restore vital health services.
RSN chief executive Graham Biggs said: "This is an extremely worrying situation for rural patients and for small rural practices which operate on a limited budget".
China appeared over the weekend to have been particularly vulnerable, raising worries about how well the world's second largest economy would cope when it opened for business on Monday.