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System changes and release notes

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The following functionality is in the pipeline for development:

Ongoing refinement to make the design more accessible and usable

Reporting / benchmarking tools

Helpdesk able to exempt assertions in specific circumstances

Pharmacy head offices able to make batch submissions

Public view

 

A high-level summary of recent changes is provided below for reference:

12 June

Slight relaxation to Cyber Essentials PLUS and PSN IA certificate date validation rules

NHS Digital reporting tools

Incident reporting automated email alerts to DHSC (for appropriate incidents)

Accessibility improvements to evidence lightbox

Updated wording to two tooltips which referred to GDPR implementation in a future tense

 

23 May

Implementation of GDPR aligned Incident reporting system (admin users)

Fixed bug with the feedback system

Cookies information improved

Improved colour contrast of ‘view progress’ graphs

 

14 May

Further development of updated incident reporting tool (ongoing – not visible to users. Please contact us if you would be willing to test.)

 

27 April

Improvements to ‘pop-ups’ to aid keyboard only users, and those who use a screen reader

Limited number of language changes in response to user feedback

Further development of updated incident reporting tool (ongoing – not visible to users. Please contact us if you would be willing to test.)

 

18 April

Changed colour of some page elements to improve colour contrast

Further development of updated incident reporting tool (ongoing – not visible to users)

 

Week commencing 2 April

Development of updated incident reporting tool (ongoing – not visible to users)

Limited number of language changes in response to user feedback

 

Week commencing 19 March

Development of updated incident reporting tool (ongoing – not visible to users)

Ability to review a snapshot of previous published assessment

Removed two key roles from organisation profile which were no longer deemed to be required and extended the process (Chief exec and Head of IT security)

Improved display and colour contrast of in-line help text. 

Improved colour contrast on some “buttons”

Added error reporting functionality for NHS Digital support users

Bug fixes

 

Week commencing 12 March

Key roles in assessment automatically populated where added to organisation profile

Changes to “met”, “partially met” and “not met” indicators reflecting user feedback

Fix bug where a user supports multiple organisations, and the organisation select list is not sorted alphabetically

Improvements to wording on assessment navigation page

Changed language from "share" assessment to "publish" assessment.

Changed colour of some "buttons" for consistency

NDG standards now described in filter (no longer Standard 1, Standard 2)

Organisation details page (admin user) now presents organisation code as a non editable field.

Bug fixes

 

Week commencing 26 February

Test/Live badge and indicator

Ability to present evidence and tooltips tailored to 3 categories of organisation

Home page text updated

Contact information updated to reflect live helpdesk

Organisation details page simplified

Configuration of live service, import of organisation names & ODS codes

Bug fixes

 

Week commencing 05 February

Ability for user to self-register for an organisation with no existing administrator (although currently only possible by agreement)

Extensive changes to administrator functions, including simplified organisation details, and user management pages

Extensive changes to NHS Digital “superuser” functionality to aid user support

Addition of Test banner

Various bug fixes

 

Week commencing 22 January

First phase of improvements to user registration and administration

Bug fixes

 

Week commencing 08 January

Updates to assertions / evidence items

Updates to help and news pages

Changes to permitted file types

Disclaimer text on sharing an assessment

Ability to filter assertions by owner

Accessibility and other bug fixes

 

Week commencing 11 December

Ability to edit an organisation profile

Only assertions containing mandatory evidence items need to be confirmed prior to assessment share

Accessibility bug fixing

 

Week commencing 27 November

Clear display of which evidence items are mandatory

Capture of key roles within the organisation profile

Various bug fixes

 

Week commencing 13 November

Ability to record cyber essentials PLUS (enables some elements of your submission to be automated)

Addition of concise guidance to evidence items (where required)

Assertion confirmation box moved below evidence items – to improve “flow” for users

Review of system accessibility

Improved error messages (and bug reporting)

Bug fixes

 

Week commencing 30th October

Ability to filter assertions (including by data security standard)

Addition of organisation profile questions:

- Organisation type - enables relevant assertions / evidence items to be allocated

- NHS mail - enables some elements of your submission to be automated

Various bug fixes

 

Week commencing 16th October

New user interface which aims to make the toolkit easier to use

Ability to assign an owner to an assertion

Updated assertions and evidence items

Updated name

Various bug fixes