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?

Introducing the Data Security and Protection Toolkit
This presentation is designed to be used as a resource to introduce the DSPT to your organisation.
Data Protection Impact Assessment
The Data Protection Impact Assessment for the Data Security and Protection Toolkit is available here
Toolkit training and update events
Presentation slides from recent WebEx sessions and invitation to further WebEx updates
Frequently asked questions
Responses to frequently asked questions regarding the Data Security and Protection Toolkit
Assertions and evidence items
A spreadsheet containing the assertions and evidence items applicable to organisations completing the Toolkit – for reference purposes only.
System changes and release notes (updated 25 May 2018)
The system is subject to regular updates. This page provides an overview of recent changes and the pipeline for future development.