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?

Nominations are open for the National Health and Social Care Information Governance Annual Awards 2020 (06th July 2020)

Do you know someone who deserves recognition for their hard Information Governance work?

Toolkit training and update events (26 June 2020)

Dial in details for our training and update events through to July 2020.

Toolkit webinar slides (Updated 17th June 2020)

Presentation slides and video from recent Webinar sessions

Volunteers required for User Research on the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (9th June 2020)

Details of who we are after and how to volunteer.

Data Security and Protection Toolkit Standard for 2020-21 (1 June 2020)

The Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) Standard has been reviewed for 2020-21 and is now available.

DSP Toolkit Deadline Extension - Frequently asked questions (18 May 2020)

Lots of questions have been received about the extension to the DSP Toolkit deadline so they have been collated in an FAQ page.