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?

Toolkit take-up (updated 19 July 2019)

List of organisations and their Data Security and Protection Toolkit status

Data Security and Protection Toolkit Standard for 2019-20 (updated 21 June 2019)

Details of the Data Security and Protection Toolkit Standard for 2019-20

System changes and release notes including 2019-20 (version 2) release. (updated 14 June 2019)

This page provides an overview of recent changes including version 2 release.

Notification of decommissioning – Information Governance Toolkit (12 June 2019)

Update on the decommissioning of the Information Governance Toolkit (IGT)

Toolkit webinar slides (updated 28 March 2019)

Presentation slides from recent WebEx sessions

Toolkit training and update events (5th March 2019)

Dial in details for our training and update events.