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 23 July 2021)

This page provides an overview of recent changes

Advance view of the Assertions and Evidence items for the Data Security and Protection Toolkit 2021-22

Prior to the full launch in the DSP Toolkit advance sight of the Assertions and Evidence items for the Data Security and Protection Toolkit 2021-22

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Accessibility statement

Accessibility statement for the Data Security and Protection Toolkit

Notified Incidents Reports 2021 Partial (7th July 2021)

Incidents notified to the Information Commissioner's Office via the Data Security and Protection Toolkit during Q1 and Q2 2021.

Toolkit webinar slides (Updated 13 July 2021)

Presentation slides from recent Webinar sessions