Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) 2021 Updates

2021 Updates

Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT)

There have been a number of important changes and updates to the Data Security and Protection Toolkit for 2020/21 that you need to be aware of;

  1. NHSmail fast track until 30th July 2021, but you need to have completed the DSPT

  2. NHSmail FAST-TRACK: how to register

  3. Approaching Standards: this is the replacement for Entry Level
    It will be introduced on 20th February 2021 following the removal of Entry Level.

    Approaching Standards = Entry Level + additional requirements a plan to do the rest of the evidence items to Standards Met. It is a step up from Entry Level but supports the move towards Standards Met for all providers.

  4. DSPT Webinars from Digital Social Care – Getting started with the Data Security & Protection Toolkit

  5. DSPT FAQs from Digital Social Care


DSPT Support


Links to OACP’s DSPT pages:

Welcome to the DSPT

DOWNLOAD the DSPT ‘Standards Met’ walk through guide

Get Registered 2021

Further Support


Contact us during open office hours on 01235 248085  or send us a message

For further information about NHSmail for Care Providers please check out the Digital Social Care Website

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