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?

Briefing for CCGs and ICBs on Data Security and Protection Toolkit (21 October 2021)

Update for Clinical Commissioning Groups and Integrated Care Boards on Data Security and Protection Toolkit arrangements for 2021-2022 (Slides from Webinar added 21 October 2021).

Toolkit webinar slides (Updated 21 October 2021)

Presentation slides from recent Webinar sessions

Access to shared systems (Adult Social Care) 20 October 2021

A copy of the item published by NHSX on the access to shared system (adult social care) that Data Security and Protection Toolkit can provide.

DSPT Independent Assurance and Audit 2021-22

Guidance for all NHS Trusts, CCG's, CSUs and DHSC Arms Length Bodies to have a DSPT Audit to the required mandatory scope and framework methodology.

Toolkit webinars and update events (19 October 2021)

Dial in details for our training and update events. (Please note change of date for October CCG and CSU Webinar)

System changes and release notes including changes to "Plan Agreed" status (updated 06 October 2021)

“Plan agreed” status for Large NHS organisations has been renamed: “Approaching Standards” to aid clarity for new/non-DSPT users and provide consistency with terminology used in social care DSPT assessments.