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?

Assertions and Evidence items for the Data Security and Protection Toolkit 2022-23 (8 August 2022)

Key facts and assertions and evidence items for the Data Security and Protection Toolkit 2022-23

Thank you for completing your 21 22 Data Security and Protection Toolkit Helpdesk Update (5th July 2022)

Update on 21 22 Data Security and Protection Toolkit

Toolkit webinar slides (Updated 05 July 2022)

Presentation slides from recent Webinar sessions including a video of the 05052002 Webinar.

National Health and Care Strategic Information Governance Network Annual Awards 2022: Who will you nominate? (29th June 2022)

Nominations remain open for the National Health and Care Strategic Information Governance Network Awards.

Improvement Plans - Instructions for 2021-2022 (26 May 2022)

Guidance to support NHS Trusts, CCGs, CSUs, Local Authorities and DHSC Arm's Length Bodies to submit a DSPT improvement plan. Updated as reporting arrangements.

Toolkit webinars and update events (20 June 2022)

Dial in details for our training and update events.