data security and protection toolkit
A must-have for all organisations working with the NHS
helping you gain DSPT certification
Organisations haven't met standards
This year's submission deadline
meeting nhs standards
The Data Security and Protection Toolkit is an online self-assessment tool that allows organisations to measure their performance against the NHS National Data Guardian’s data security standards.
why get DSPT certified?
All organisations that have access to NHS patient data and systems must use this toolkit annually to provide assurance that they are practising good data security and that personal information is handled correctly.
Completion of the DSPT is a contractual requirement specified in the NHS England Standard Conditions contract and it is Department of Health and Social Care policy that all bodies that process NHS patient information provide assurances via the DSPT.
Completion of the DSPT is also necessary for organisations which use national systems such as NHS mail and the e-referral service.
Our team will:
Support you in completing the toolkit for your organisation
Ensure you have the correct roles, procedures, infrastructure and training in place
Advise you of any areas that need to be improved to meet the standards - with practical actions to resolve these
Additionally we can provide clinical coding audits to support your submission where this is needed