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Data Security & Protection Toolkit

Data Security & Protection Toolkit (DSPT) 

The Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) is a really helpful annual self-assessment for health and care organisations. 

All CQC-registered care providers should complete the DSPT at least once a year.

The DSPT can open up real opportunities. For example, you must have completed the DSPT if you: deliver services under an NHS contract; use a shared health and care records system; or you are applying for NHSmail.

Care providers who are not CQC registered can also use the DSPT to check and improve that data and cyber security arrangements.

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.

If you have attended the Introduction to DSPT (and Data Protection in General) webinar you will need to decide what steps you need to take. This year’s DSPT publishing deadline is 30th June 2023. 

Please see below link to Better Security, Better Care Video on Cyber Security:-

The impact of cyber attacks on social care - New video - Digital Social Care

Skills for Care Delegated Healthcare - Lincolnshire Care Association and Lincolnshire ICB from Skills for Care on Vimeo.

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