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?

Toolkit webinar slides (Updated 16 June 2021)

Presentation slides from recent Webinar sessions

Toolkit webinars and update events (28th May 2021)

Dial in details for our training and update events.

System changes and release notes (updated 28 May 2021)

This page provides an overview of recent changes

Improvement Plans - Instructions for 2021 (20 May 2021)

Guidance to support NHS Trusts, CCGs, CSUs, Local Authorities and DHSC Arm's Length Bodies to submit a DSPT improvement plan

Update to the DSP Toolkit: National data opt-out non-mandatory for the 2020-21 DSP Toolkit and Spot Checks (10th May 2021)

The DSP Toolkit has been updated to make the evidence item 1.4.4. on the National Data Opt-Out non-mandatory for all sectors and advice on spot checks not being required to be physical events.

New DSP Toolkit support materials available for pharmacists (30th April 2021)

Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has published a suite of new guidance to assist community pharmacy contractors with completing the Data Security and Protection Toolkit for 2020/21.