Welcome to the Data Security and Protection Toolkit

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 13 July 2018)
The system is subject to regular updates. This page provides an overview of recent changes and the pipeline for future development.
Toolkit training and update events
Presentation slides from recent WebEx sessions and invitation to further WebEx updates
Incident Reporting guidance has been updated
Incident Reporting guidance has been updated.
Toolkit take-up (updated 6 July 2018)
Health and social care organisations that have already registered on the Data Security and Protection Toolkit.
Information for Social Care Providers
Information for Social Care Providers
Data Security and Protection Incident Reporting tool available
Data Security and Protection Incident Reporting tool available as part of the Data Security and Protection Toolkit