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The DSPT is an online self-assessment of your organisation’s data security. It is a good way to know and demonstrate that your service is practising good data security and handling data correctly, as well as showing you how to protect your business from serious risks like data breaches and cyber-attacks.

It will help your organisation to demonstrate compliance with 10 data security standards and data protection law. It meets CQC’s expectations, in particular question C3.3 from the Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOE) asks: “How are people assured that information about them is treated confidentially…?” Question W2.8 asks: “How does the service satisfy itself that it has robust arrangements… in line with data security standards?” The DSPT opens up opportunities for your service to:

  • Share information digitally across health and care networks.
  • Be part of projects that allow care services to directly access NHS patient information systems, for example, GP records and shared care records. More information can be found here.
  • Save you and your staff time and therefore improve the quality of care for the people you support.
  • Gives you access to an NHSMail account.

To register for the DSPT simply follow this link.