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 training and update events (17 January 2019)
Dial in details for our training and update events have changed. New details are provided
Notified Incidents Reports 2018
Incidents notified to the Information Commissioners Office 25th May 2018 – 31st December 2018 reported quarterly.
Toolkit take-up (updated 16 January 2019)
Health and social care organisations that have registered on the Data Security and Protection Toolkit.
System changes and release notes (updated 15 January 2019)
This page provides an overview of recent changes and the pipeline for future development.
Data Security and Protection Toolkit for 2019/20
We would like your comments on the planned DSP Toolkit for next year, 2019/20.
Toolkit webinar slides (updated 12 December 2018)
Presentation slides from recent WebEx sessions