News and resources

System changes and release notes including 2019-20 (version 2) release. (updated 14 June 2019)

This page provides an overview of recent changes including version 2 release.

Notification of decommissioning – Information Governance Toolkit (12 June 2019)

Update on the decommissioning of the Information Governance Toolkit (IGT)

Data Security and Protection Toolkit Standard for 2019-20 (updated 7 June 2019)

Details of the Data Security and Protection Toolkit Standard for 2019-20

Toolkit take-up (updated 05 June 2019)

Over 27,500 health and social care organisations have published their Data Security and Protection Toolkit self-assessment

Toolkit webinar slides (updated 28 March 2019)

Presentation slides from recent WebEx sessions

Frequently asked questions (updated 12th March 2019)

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

Toolkit training and update events (5th March 2019)

Dial in details for our training and update events.

Additional DSP Toolkit Guidance for sites using both NHSmail and another Email service

Support for answering 6.3.3, 6.3.4 and 6.3.5 for sites with multiple email system including NHSmail.

Useful resources to help complete the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (22 January 2019)

Useful resources to help complete the Data Security and Protection Toolkit

Notified Incidents Reports 2018 (17 January 2019)

Incidents notified to the Information Commissioners Office 25th May 2018 – 31st December 2018 reported quarterly.

Assertions and evidence items - including updated ISO 27001 exemptions (Updated 04 December 2018)

A spreadsheet containing the assertions and evidence items applicable to organisations completing the Toolkit – for reference purposes only.

NHS Digital Funded Cyber Security Training for NHS Trusts and CCGs (13th November 2018)

Free cyber security training for NHS Trusts and CCGs

Information about the Baseline submission for NHS Trusts (12th October 2018)

Further information about the DSP Toolkit Baseline submission required from NHS Trusts.

Information for Social Care Providers (updated 5 September 2018)

Information for Social Care Providers.

Improvements to the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (updated 24 July 2018)

Improvements to the Data Security and Protection Toolkit

Incident Reporting guidance has been updated

Incident Reporting guidance has been updated.

Data Security and Protection Incident Reporting tool available

Data Security and Protection Incident Reporting tool available as part of the Data Security and Protection Toolkit

Data Protection Impact Assessment

The Data Protection Impact Assessment for the Data Security and Protection Toolkit is available here

Introducing the Data Security and Protection Toolkit

This presentation is designed to be used as a resource to introduce the DSPT to your organisation.