Welcome to the Data Security and Protection Toolkit

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?

Security Awareness Special Interest Group (SASIG) workshop 15 March 2018
SASIG security of health and social care information workshop 15 March 2018
Conference Call events
Presentation slides from DSP Toolkit WebEx update 23 February and invitation to WebEx 21 March 2018
Frequently asked questions
Responses to frequently asked questions regarding the Data Security and Protection Toolkit.
Assertions and evidence items
A spreadsheet containing the assertions and evidence items applicable to organisations completing the toolkit – for reference purposes only.
System Changes and Release notes
This is system is subject to regular updates. This page provides an overview of recent changes and the pipeline for future development