The Data Security and Protection Toolkit is an online self-assessment tool that allows organisations to measure their performance against the National Data Guardian’s 10 data security standards.

All organisations that have access to NHS patient data and systems must use this toolkit to provide assurance that they are practising good data security and that personal information is handled correctly.

This system is subject to ongoing development.

What's new?

Data Security and Protection Toolkit Standard for 2020-21 (8 April 2020)

The Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) Standard has been reviewed for 2020-21 and is now available.

DSP Toolkit Deadline Extension - Frequently asked questions (06 April 2020)

Lots of questions have been received about the extension to the DSP Toolkit deadline so they have been collated in an FAQ page.

Voluntary Improvement plans guidance (03 April 2020)

Some guidance for NHS Trusts, CCGs, CSUs, Local Authorities and ALBS who want to publish earlier than the extended September deadline with an Improvement plan

Data Security and Protection Toolkit Deadline 30 September 2020.

The deadline for the Data Security and Protection Toolkit remains 30 September 2020.

Data Security and Protection Toolkit Submission Deadline 2019/20 – COVID-19 (updated 16:35 16 March)

Update on the 2019/20 deadline

Toolkit training and update events (11th March 2020)

Dial in details for our training and update events.