News and resources

Data Security and Protection Toolkit Standard for 2020-21 (16 September 2020)

Details of The Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) Standard for 2020-21.

Improvement plans guidance (16th September 2020)

Guidance for NHS Trusts, CCGs, CSUs, Local Authorities and ALBS who want to publish an Improvement plan with their submission.

Toolkit training and update events (10 September 2020)

Dial in details for our training and update events through to September 2020.

Nominations are open for the National Health and Social Care Information Governance Annual Awards 2020 (11th September 2020)

Only a couple of weeks to go until the deadline! Do you know someone who deserves recognition for their hard Information Governance work?

National data opt-out deadline has been extended to 31 March 2021(11th September 2020)

Following the announcement of the extension to the deadline of the national data opt out (https://digital.nhs.uk/services/national-data-opt-out), evidence item 1.4.4 of the 19-20 Data Security and Protection Toolkit has been amended.

Toolkit webinar slides (Updated 08th September 2020)

Presentation slides and video from recent Webinar sessions

System changes and release notes. (updated 22 August 2020)

This page provides an overview of recent changes

Data Protection Impact Assessment (22 August 2020)

The Data Protection Impact Assessment for the Data Security and Protection Toolkit is available here

DSP Toolkit Deadline Extension - Frequently asked questions (18 May 2020)

Lots of questions have been received about the extension to the DSP Toolkit deadline so they have been collated in an FAQ page.

Barry Moult wins ICO Award for Excellence in Data Protection 2020 – “made possible by the support of colleagues”

NHS Information Governance professional wins prestigious ICO award.

Volunteers required for User Research on the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (9th June 2020)

Details of who we are after and how to volunteer.

Data Security and Protection Toolkit Standard for 2019-20 (updated 4 May 2020)

Details of the Data Security and Protection Toolkit Standard for 2019-20 with updated evidence items to reflect the deadline extension.

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

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

Data Security and Protection Toolkit Deadline 30 September 2020.

The deadline for the Data Security and Protection Toolkit remains 30 September 2020.

Data Security and Protection Toolkit Submission Deadline 2019/20 – COVID-19 (updated 16:35 16 March)

Update on the 2019/20 deadline

Notified Incidents Reports 2019 (11th March 2020)

Incidents notified to the Information Commissioner's Office via the Data Security and Protection Toolkit during 2019.

Social Care News (Updated 6th March 2020)

An update on recent changes in the Data Security and Protection Toolkit for Social care.

DSPT 2020-21 Evidence items proposal (07 January 2019)

News on the proposed Data Security and Protection Toolkit evidence items for 2020-21

New guidance for Social care organisations on registering for and completing the Data Security and Protection Toolkit. (17 December 2019).

Digital Social Care Registering for and Completing the Data Security and Protection Toolkit guidance document.

Toolkit take-up (updated 02 December 2019)

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

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

Annual completion of DSP Toolkit (21st October 2019)

Explanation of the annual requirement to complete the Data Security and Protection Toolkit.

Information about the Baseline submission for NHS Trusts, CCGs, CSUs and DHSC ALBs (17 October 2019)

A note about the Baseline submission for NHS Trusts, CCGs, CSUs and ALBs

Keep I.T. confidential (16 October 2019)

Details of a new national cyber security campaign, Keep I.T. Confidential

New internal audit and assessment guidance for assuring DSPT submissions

Update on the development of new guidance for auditing and assessing DSPT submissions

Notification of decommissioning – Information Governance Toolkit (12 June 2019)

Update on the decommissioning of the Information Governance Toolkit (IGT)

Additional DSP Toolkit Guidance for sites using both NHSmail and another Email service

Support for answering 6.3.3, 6.3.4 and 6.3.5 for sites with multiple email system including NHSmail.

Useful resources to help complete the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (22 January 2019)

Useful resources to help complete the Data Security and Protection Toolkit

Notified Incidents Reports 2018 (17 January 2019)

Incidents notified to the Information Commissioners Office 25th May 2018 – 31st December 2018 reported quarterly.

Assertions and evidence items - including updated ISO 27001 exemptions (Updated 04 December 2018)

A spreadsheet containing the assertions and evidence items applicable to organisations completing the Toolkit – for reference purposes only.

NHS Digital Funded Cyber Security Training for NHS Trusts and CCGs (13th November 2018)

Free cyber security training for NHS Trusts and CCGs

Information about the Baseline submission for NHS Trusts (12th October 2018)

Further information about the DSP Toolkit Baseline submission required from NHS Trusts.

Information for Social Care Providers (updated 5 September 2018)

Information for Social Care Providers.

Improvements to the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (updated 24 July 2018)

Improvements to the Data Security and Protection Toolkit

Incident Reporting guidance has been updated

Incident Reporting guidance has been updated.

Data Security and Protection Incident Reporting tool available

Data Security and Protection Incident Reporting tool available as part of the Data Security and Protection Toolkit

Introducing the Data Security and Protection Toolkit

This presentation is designed to be used as a resource to introduce the DSPT to your organisation.