In a report today from Citrix, nine in ten NHS trusts are still using Windows XP, the operating system was launched back in 2001 and official, extended support from Microsoft ended in April 2014.

Citrix released this official information this morning, and it’s actually based on a Freedom of Information request. Citrix contacted 63 NHS trusts, 43 responded and 90 percent of which confirmed they still use Windows XP.

Most don’t know when they’ll upgrade

Worryingly, 24 NHS trusts don’t actually know when they’ll upgrade to a newer version of Windows or newer operating system, although tedious and time consuming – installing newer operating systems is a important security measure, especially so if the one you are using isn’t supported anymore.