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What is the data security and protection toolkit?

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What is the data security and protection toolkit?
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The data security and protection toolkit (DSPT) is a free online self-assessment tool that allows organisations to assess and publish their performance against ten data security standards. It's not just about technology - it's about any information you hold about any person including staff, residents or visitors.

All organisations, including social care providers, that access NHS patient data must provide assurance through the toolkit that they are able to process, handle and share personal data and information securely and assure themselves that they meet GDPR requirements.

The DSPT must be completed every year and runs annually from 1 April to 31 March. You can go in and out throughout the year to make updates at any time.

You’ll need to know your organisational data service (ODS) code to get access to national systems like the toolkit and NHSmail.

Find out more about the code and how to find it from the Digital Social Care website.

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