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The DSP Toolkit (formerly the Information Governance Toolkit) is an online self-assessment tool that allows organisations to measure their performance against the National Data Guardian’s 10 data security standards.

All organisations that have access to NHS patient data and systems must use this toolkit to provide assurance that they are practising good data security and that personal information is handled correctly.

Submission of incident reports, completion of asset registers, compliance with retention schedules...just about everything on this page is required to evidence that the department is processing data securely and legally. 

Ensuring staff are fully informed, confident and comfortable with Information Governance is essential for our ability to continue using data for health research and maintaining a strong reputation for data security.

It is everyone's responsibility to comply with the GDPR, Data Protection Act 2018 and also University policy regarding Information Governance. 

Further information on the DSP toolkit can be found here