NHS Data Security and Protection  toolkit (DSPT)


If you process NHS patient information, the Department of Health and Social Care mandates that you must complete the NHS Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT). The DSPT tool helps provide assurances that you have taken the relevant measures to ensure that patient information is protected and processed appropriately in line with the relevant legislation and guidance. For all Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered care providers the DSPT should be completed at least once a year.

It can be challenging to ensure that you have all the mandatory requirements within the DSPT and ensure they are compliant with the relevant guidelines. DPAS can help provide support by ensuring your organisation has met all the requirements as well as provide additional services such as helping you develop a data protection and cyber security strategy. If you’ve already completed the DSPT, we can audit the work you’ve done to ensure the submission will meet the standards, before you submit it.

We can offer a magnitude of services related to your DSPT submission. We will provide advice and support you with your DSPT submission every step of the way. By using a specialist consultancy like DPAS you can ensure that your DPO and IG teams can continue with business as usual. 

why DPAS

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All of our consultants have a huge variety of industry experience including Healthcare, Housing, Local Government, Councils, Ambulance Services, Retail, Recruitment, Utilities, Finance, Legal, Real Estate and more.

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At DPAS we won’t just complete the audit and provide you with a report. We will work with you to design a project plan, so you can address any gaps confidently and mitigate any risks. We want to support you in meeting the standards.

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Our audit and assurance tools are designed in line with the scope of the DSPT and other regulators. Therefore, you can be sure we have every area covered. We have vast experience working with NHS Trusts, Councils and Ambulance Services.

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You can call on us at any time to ask questions or for advice. We will help you every step of the way. Don’t just take our word for it, talk to any of our customers in your sector.

‘Natalie explained the content very well and actively worked to meet the needs of the group and keep us all engaged. I think the course was set out well and the material provided really helped.’

‘The trainer was excellent and though it was a lot to learn, the course length was about right.’ 

NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit.