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 webinars and update events (26 November 2021)

Dial in details for our training and update events. Date included for Improvement plan Webinar in December 2021.

National Health and Care Strategic Information Governance Network 2021 Award Winners Announced

Details of the National Health and Care Strategic Information Governance Network 2021 Award Winners

System changes and release notes including changes to sector choice options (updated 16 November 2021)

The list of sectors which organisations can choose has been simplified. The password policy has been updated. You may be asked to update your password when logging in.

Toolkit webinar slides (Updated 11 November 2021)

Presentation slides from recent Webinar sessions

Briefing for CCGs and ICBs on Data Security and Protection Toolkit (21 October 2021)

Update for Clinical Commissioning Groups and Integrated Care Boards on Data Security and Protection Toolkit arrangements for 2021-2022 (Slides from Webinar added 21 October 2021).

Access to shared systems (Adult Social Care) 20 October 2021

A copy of the item published by NHSX on the access to shared system (adult social care) that Data Security and Protection Toolkit can provide.