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?

Data Security and Protection Toolkit Standard for 2020-21 (16 September 2020)

Details of The Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) Standard for 2020-21.

System changes and release notes (updated 16 October 2020)

This page provides an overview of recent changes - including an amalgamated social care 'sector'

Log in with NHSmail

This optional functionality is now available

Toolkit webinar slides (Updated 24th September 2020)

Presentation slides from recent Webinar sessions

DSP Toolkit Deadline Extension - Frequently asked questions (21 September 2020)

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

Improvement plans guidance (16th September 2020)

Guidance for NHS Trusts, CCGs, CSUs, Local Authorities and ALBS who want to publish an Improvement plan with their submission.