Data Protection Services

NHS Data Security & Protection Toolkit

All organisations that have access to NHS patient data and systems – including NHS Trusts, primary care and social care providers and commercial third parties – must complete the Toolkit to provide assurance that they are practising good data security and that personal information is handled correctly.

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

The DSP Toolkit will also support existing best practice, such as ISO27001 and Cyber Essentials Plus. This means where organisations already have accreditation, they will not be expected to complete all elements of the Toolkit, rewarding organisations which have already invested in recognised standards.

Care Quality Commission (CQC) will utilise elements of the Toolkit to support the CQC’s Well Led inspections.

Bruce & Butler can support your organisation with an audit and assurance service, or a full submission support service.

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