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 17th January 2020)

This page provides an overview of recent changes

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. 17th December 2019.

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

Toolkit take-up (updated 02 December 2019)

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

Toolkit webinar slides and video (updated 20 November 2019)

Presentation slides and video from recent Webinar sessions

National Health and Social Care Strategic Information Governance Network Inaugural Award Winners

The National Health and Social Care Strategic Information Governance Network (SIGN) is very proud to announce the winners of its 2019 Inaugural Information Governance Awards