Better Security, Better Care - helping you to complete the Data Security Protection Toolkit (DPST)
Support to help you to evaluate and improve your data and cyber security to meet the DSPT standards
Are you confident that your paper and digital records are secure?
Better Security, Better Care is a freely-available, fully funded programme to help care providers to improve their data protection and cyber security and to support them to complete the Data Security Protection Toolkit (DSPT) – an annual, online self-assessment.
Completing the Data Security Protection Toolkit (DSPT) is a contractual requirement if you receive any NHS funding and will likely be required by local authorities in the future too.
Meeting the requirements of the toolkit is a way of providing evidence for Care Quality Commission (CQC) for the Key Line Of Enquiry on the security, availability, sharing and integrity of confidential data. The DSPT will demonstrate your compliance with CQC Key Line of Enquires requirements (for C3.3 and W2.8).
Skills for Care is working with the Greater Manchester Independent Care Sector Network (GMICSN) to support local care providers to complete their Data Security Protection Toolkit (DSPT), and is running a series of workshops to help provides to evaluate and improve data and cyber security.
What’s on in October
An introduction to the DSPT
This webinar will introduce social care providers to the toolkit (which is recommended by CQC) and explain how it can help improve how personal information is safeguarded.
Wednesday 27 October 13:00-14:00
Completing the key documents to safeguard personal information
Wednesday 20 October 13:00-14:00
This short workshop will help you complete three key documents to meet the GDPR requirements for transparency. The workshop will cover the Information Asset Register, Register of Processing Activity and Data Protection Impact Assessment.
Completing the DSPT
This series of short workshops will take you through the toolkit from registration for the toolkit to completion. The workshops cover different parts of the toolkit and you can join all or just the ones where you need support.
Workshop #1: Registering and preparing to complete the DSPT – 7 October, 14:00-15:00 Workshop #2: Staffing roles, policies and procedures – 14 October, 14:00-15:00
- Workshop #3: Data security, systems and devices – 21 October, 14:00-15:00
- Workshop #4: From ‘Approaching standards’ to ‘Standards met’ – 28 October, 14:00-15:00
Weekly Zoom drop-in sessions
Wednesday 6, 13, 20 and 27 October
For quick queries and questions about the DSPT
No need to book – simply join the Zoom session
Meeting ID: 991 2985 6227 Passcode: 341462