What is the Data Security and Protection Toolkit?

The Data Security and Protection (DSP) Toolkit replaced the previous Information Governance toolkit in April 2018.

The Data Security and Protection Toolkit is an online self-assessment tool that enables organisations to measure and publish their performance against the National Data Guardian’s ten 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.

The toolkit is made up of 10 standards and consists of 116 questions, covering everything from accountability to access control and IT Protection.

Toolkit submissions must be made annually and no later than the 31st March.

The iSTORM® team of experts have extensive experience of dealing with the DSP Toolkit and can help take the pain out of your annual submission with a range of support services, including gap analysis and submission support.

Don’t leave it till the last minute, contact the Team and start preparing for next years submission today.