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A new updated version of the toolkit was published on Friday 1st December 2021.

Our resources and webinars have been updated to reflect the new changes.

Register with the DSPT

New to DSPT? Are you looking for a quick guide on how to register with the Data Security Protection Toolkit?

Click here for a quick guide

DSPT Guidelines

Understand best practices for the more technically challenging elements of the DSPT.

DSPT Passwords guide

DSPT Backups guide

DSPT Hardware and Software recommendations

DSPT Business Continuity Plans

DSPT Completion Workbook

NHS/DSPT Websites

Find your ODS code

Register your DSPT Account

Access your DSPT Account

ICO Register/Renew

Apply for NHS Mail

Policies and Procedures and Documents

Approaching Standards Docs.

(documents and policies needed for approaching standards).

Click on the links to access example policies, procedures and documents. 

Example Data Register

Example Data Protection Policy

Example Data Privacy Policy

Document Retention Guidance

Example IT Policy                

Example DPIA

Bring your own device (BYOD) Guidance

Staffing and roles

Policies and procedures

Better Security Better Care

Data security

IT systems and devices

The Data Security and Protection Toolkit

Standards Met Docs

(Additional policies and documents needed as well as the above to reach standards met).

Click on the links to access example policies, procedures and documents. 

Example IT Training Needs Analysis

Spot Checks Audit Checklist

Unsupported Software Register

DSPT Checklists and Help Guide

Download checklists to help you compile all the necessary policies and documents you need.

Here is a help guide to completing the DSPT which is a useful document.

I’ve used the DSPT before

Help Guide – Completing the DSPT

Download or embed the videos from Vimeo

You can download and embed the videos in your own channels including websites, presentations, and social media. You can access then through Vimeo:

Full version

Short social media version

Contact Us

If you need help you can contact our digital helpline.

send us a message

For further information about digital policies and directives effecting Care Providers, please check out the Digital Social Care Website.

This support programme is part of the Better Security, Better Care programme, funded by NHSX to support data and cyber security across the adult social care provider sector.

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