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 - Performance Issues (25 March 2019)

A news item on the Performance Issues on the Data Security and Protection Toolkit

Toolkit take-up (updated 25 March 2019)

Over 10,000 health and social care organisations have published their Data Security and Protection Toolkit self-assessment

System changes and release notes (updated 22 March 2019)

This page provides an overview of recent changes.

Frequently asked questions (updated 12th March 2019)

Responses to frequently asked questions regarding the Data Security and Protection Toolkit.

Toolkit webinar slides (updated 18 February 2019)

Presentation slides from recent WebEx sessions

Toolkit training and update events (5th March 2019)

Dial in details for our training and update events.