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 take-up (updated 02 December 2019)

Over 27,500 organisations published a self-assessment against the 2018-19 standard.

System changes and release notes. (updated 29th November 2019)

This page provides an overview of recent changes

Toolkit webinar slides and video (updated 20 November 2019)

Presentation slides and video from recent Webinar sessions

National Health and Social Care Strategic Information Governance Network Inaugural Award Winners

The National Health and Social Care Strategic Information Governance Network (SIGN) is very proud to announce the winners of its 2019 Inaugural Information Governance Awards

Toolkit training and update events (05 November 2019)

Dial in details for our training and update events.

New guidance available for DSPT Independent Assessment Providers, including Internal Auditors

Available on help https://www.dsptoolkit.nhs.uk/Help/64.