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?

System changes and release notes (updated 01 February 2023)

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

Information about the Baseline submission for NHS Trusts, ICBs, CSUs and DHSC ALBs (31 January 2023)

A note about the Baseline submission for, NHS Trusts, ICBs, CSUs and DHSC ALBs.

Toolkit webinar slides (Updated 31 January 2023)

Including video and presentation slides from recent Webinar sessions.

Toolkit webinars and update events (25 January 2023)

Dial in details for our training and update events.

National Health and Social Care Strategic Information Governance Network Local Group Map and Awards Winners (23rd December 2022)

The winners are announced for the 2022 National Health and Social Care Strategic Information Governance Network Awards and local group map.

Assertions and Evidence items for the Data Security and Protection Toolkit 2022-23 (12 December 2022)

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