Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT)

We have been supporting care homes to complete the first steps required to achieve entry level of the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT). By completing the toolkit care homes are able to demonstrate they are aware of; data protection policies, their responsibilities for recording accurate data – whilst keeping it safe and secure, and the importance of recording information.

Once at entry level, care homes will be able to access and use NHSmail, enabling them to communicate with their local GPs, hospitals and pharmacies and other health services securely and with confidence.

DSPT workbook

A workbook has been developed to guide care homes through completing the toolkit.

DSPT workbook cover

If you have not yet completed the DSPT visit the Digital Social Care website for further information and to download the workbook.

Registering for the DSPT

To register on to the toolkit create an account via the NHS Digital website here.


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