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 Standard for 2019-20

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

Toolkit take-up (updated 23 May 2019)

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

System changes and release notes (updated 03 May 2019)

This page provides an overview of recent changes.

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.