The DSP (Data Security and Protection) Toolkit
All organisations that access NHS patient data and systems must demonstrate their compliance with the DHSC (Department of Health and Social Care)’s data security and information governance requirements.
This is achieved by submitting a self-assessment using the DSP (Data Security and Protection) Toolkit, an online tool that replaced the IG Toolkit in April 2018.
The deadline for the 20-21 submission is 30 June 2021.
DSPT standard 20-21
The DSP Toolkit standard has now been updated for 20-21 and the previous version withdrawn.
Compliance requirements vary depending on each organisation’s category. You should therefore review the new version of the Standard and begin your 20–21 assessment now so that you can submit your self-assessment by 31 June 2021. Further guidance can be found on the NHS’s DSP Toolkit website.
IT Governance DSP Toolkit product and services
IT Governance’s healthcare specialists have reviewed the 20–21 standard’s requirements and updated our DSP Toolkit products.
If you are unclear about the changes introduced by the new standard or would like to speak to one of our team, please email us.
For pre-written, compliant documentation:
DSP Toolkit Templates
Designed and developed by expert data security and governance specialists, this handy set of documentation templates has been designed specifically for category 3 organisations. The toolkit provides all the documents and tools you need to ensure full compliance with the 20–21 DSP Toolkit standard.
For a detailed review of your organisation’s data protection regime:
DSP Toolkit Compliance Service
The DSP Toolkit Compliance Service is a bespoke consultancy service that delivers a detailed review of your organisation’s data protection regime, recommended corrective actions for achieving full compliance with the 20–21 DSP Toolkit standard, updates to any necessary documentation, support and guidance to improve your security practices, and an online submission of the DSP Toolkit to NHS Digital.
For an annual review of your data protection regime:
DSP Toolkit Managed Service for Implementation
The DSP Toolkit Managed Service for Implementation delivers an annual review of your organisation’s data security and protection regime, recommends any remedial action necessary to maintain compliance with the DSP Toolkit, including updating any documentation for evidence, and takes care of your annual online Toolkit submission.
For a full review of your data security regime with consultancy support:
DSP Toolkit FastTrack™ Managed Service
Meet the NHS Digital requirements with this three-year service, designed for small and micro organisations. It provides:
- A full review of your data security regime;
- Support to help you achieve DSP (Data Security and Protection) Toolkit compliance; and
- Three days of consultancy support in Year 1, and then 1 day each in Year 2 and Year 3.