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 29 September 2022)

Including video and presentation slides from recent Webinar sessions on 8th 21st and 29th September on the DPO Webinar and video of the webinar on the 23rd September 2022.

Toolkit webinars and update events (20 Sept 2022)

Dial in details for our training and update events.

System changes and release notes (updated 16 September 2022)

A high-level summary of recent changes is provided here for reference.

Postponed: National Health and Care Strategic Information Governance Network Annual Awards 2022 (14th September 2022)

The National Health and Care Strategic Information Governance Network Awards have been postponed due to the death of the Queen.

Assertions and Evidence items for the Data Security and Protection Toolkit 2022-23 (6 September 2022)

Key facts and assertions and evidence items for the Data Security and Protection Toolkit 2022-23 (version 5)

Notified Incidents Reports 2022 Partial (16th August 2022)

Incidents notified to the Information Commissioner's Office via the Data Security and Protection Toolkit during Q1-Q2 2022.