Patients across Hull and the East Riding have been unable to get through to their GP practices on Tuesday morning due to what are described as 'system outages'.

Several surgeries are affected, according to the Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, including sites in Hull, Bridlington and Hessle.

"Patients are advised to contact 111 for medical help and advice, or for an emergency contact 999."

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The original practices affected were:

Manor house have since confirmed that their system is now up and running. They said: "We are all OK now since 9am - thank you."

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This isn't the first time that the GP surgeries in this area have experiences widespread disruption in recent months, at the end of April internet and phone outages left many patients high and dry.

A KCOM spokesperson said at the time: “We are aware of an issue affecting phone and internet connections to several GP surgeries in East Yorkshire. Our technical and engineering teams are working with those impacted and an external partner to help identify the cause of the issue so it can be resolved as quickly as possible.”

Several surgeries were affected, according to NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group who said: "We would like to reassure people that GP practices have business continuity measures in place to maintain service delivery during unforeseen events like these.

"We know that some patients were unable to contact their practice during this period and we would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused to both practices and patients."

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It is unknown at this time what the cause of the current system outage is and the wider NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group hasn't reported any further problems at this time.

The remaining six surgeries on the affected list have also provided no further update on the situation.

Patients unable to get through to their GP are advised to contact 111 for medical help and advice, or for an emergency contact 999.