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 17 September 2021)

This page provides an overview of recent changes

Toolkit webinar slides (Updated 16 September 2021)

Presentation slides from recent Webinar sessions

Toolkit webinars and update events (27th August 2021)

Dial in details for our training and update events.

Data Security and Protection Toolkit (Version 4) 2021-22

Updated Data Security and Protection Toolkit Launched

DSPT Independent Assurance and Audit 2021-22

Guidance for all NHS Trusts, CCG's, CSUs and DHSC Arms Length Bodies to have a DSPT Audit to the required mandatory scope and framework methodology.

Supported Browsers on the Data Security and Protection Toolkit

From 19 August the Data Security and Protection Toolkit will no longer support Internet Explorer 11. If you use Internet Explorer 11, you should switch to a modern supported browser.