Raise security standards and protect patient data to latest NHS standards

The Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSP Toolkit) is an online-self assessment tool that helps organisations within the NHS to benchmark their security against the National Data Guardian’s ten Data Security Standards (NDG Standards).

Participation is mandatory for all organisations that process NHS patient data in order to ensure robust data security and data privacy standards are in place across the healthcare sector. The Data Security and Protection Toolkit replaced the existing Information Governance Toolkit in April 2018.

The DSP Toolkit builds on the general principle that organisations should maintain the security of personal information and support the key requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).