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?

System changes and release notes. (updated 31 January 2020)

This page provides an overview of recent changes

Toolkit training and update events (28 January 2020)

Dial in details for our training and update events.

DSPT 2020-21 Evidence items proposal (07 January 2019)

News on the proposed Data Security and Protection Toolkit evidence items for 2020-21

New guidance for Social care organisations on registering for and completing the Data Security and Protection Toolkit. (17 December 2019).

Digital Social Care Registering for and Completing the Data Security and Protection Toolkit guidance document.

Toolkit webinar slides

Presentation slides and video from recent Webinar sessions

Toolkit take-up (updated 02 December 2019)

Over 27,500 organisations published a self-assessment against the 2018-19 standard.