Data Security and Protection Toolkit updated for care providers:
Adult social care providers now have access to an updated tool to check if they are practising good data security and handling personal information correctly.
The Data Security Protection Toolkit – and accompanying guidance – have been reviewed to make them more relevant, practical and easier for care providers to use.
The online self-assessment tool enables organisations to measure and enhance their data and cyber security performance, and publish a statement demonstrating the standard of security that they have reached on an annual basis.
The update, which was undertaken jointly by NHS Digital and Digital Social Care, included rewording questions and the addition of explanatory notes, tips and examples.
Care providers are encouraged to register with the toolkit as soon as possible, even if they do not start to complete it immediately. A local and national support programme – Better Security, Better Care – enables all care providers to register and use the toolkit. NCF will be contacting members regarding further support once this has been announced. Find out more here.