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 05 March 2021)

This page provides an overview of recent changes

Data Security and Protection Toolkit: update for adult social care providers (Updated 4th March 2021)

This update is to tell you about changes to the social care view of the Data Security and Protection Toolkit. This includes information about key actions to take, what changes you will see and support and guidance available.

Changes to Entry level on the Data Security and Protection Toolkit coming soon (26th February 2021)

This applies to Charities, Dentists, NHS Business Partners, Opticians, Pharmacy and Researchers.

Toolkit webinar slides (Updated 8th February 2021)

Presentation slides from recent Webinar sessions

Toolkit webinars and update events (28th January 2021)

Dial in details for our training and update events.

Data Security & Protection Toolkit CCG Mergers Briefing (8th February 2021)

A briefing for CCGs who are merging about the DSP Toolkit