Access presentations and webinar recordings on the Better Security, Better Care programme and the Data Security and Protection Toolkit.

For forthcoming national and regional events, please visit our Events page.  Local events for care providers are managed by the local support partners. Find your local support partner and weblinks.

All stakeholders

Accessing health and care records – 14 October 2021

Being able to access clinical information about people using their services can help care providers to provide more appropriate care and support more efficiently. It enables care providers to understand people’s holistic health and care needs, and reduces the time that care staff spend searching for information from multiple sources, including GPs, hospitals and pharmacies.

An increasing number of shared or proxy access systems are connecting health and care colleagues. Systems include: GP Connect; local shared care records; proxy access to GP records; proxy access for medication ordering; and summary care records.

This Better Security, Better Care webinar explores what systems are available and in development, their benefits and how to access them. The session also covers how care providers can use the Data Security and Protection Toolkit to demonstrate that they are following good data and cyber security practice – which in turn can open up access to these new and emerging shared data systems.

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Cyber security for care providers: reduce the risk and respond to attacks – 29 September 2021

This webinar considered the range of common cyber attacks, their impact on care providers, and how to reduce and manage attacks. It also outlined a range of support offers to care providers from Digital Social Care, the National Cyber Security Centre and the Cyber Resilience Centres. Care providers can use the Data Security and Protection Toolkit to check their cyber security arrangements and demonstrate that they have good systems in place. This can reduce the risk of an attack, and reduce the risk of a fine if an attack is successful.

Presentation – Download a PDF of the presentation which includes links to useful resources

FAQs – Read our updated FAQs, including questions raised about cyber security during this webinar.

View a recording of the webinar below. You can jump to specific sections by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the film. Roll your mouse over the buttons to see the headings.

Collaborating on data and cyber security – 12 May 2021

This webinar and panel discussion  considered how the Better Security, Better Care programme and the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) support:

  • key national initiatives on data and cyber security (e.g. Joining Up Care, access to GP records, discharge records etc)
  • the roles of commissioners, regulators, software suppliers and policymakers, as well as care providers

Presentation – Download a PDF of the presentation

Q&A – Download a PDF of the panel’s responses to questions.

View a recording of the webinar below. You can jump to specific sections by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the film. Roll your mouse over the buttons to see the headings. (Note: presentations begin at 1 min 16 seconds.)

Local authorities and CCGs

LA and CCG commissioners and Better Security, Better Care – May 2021

A series of regional webinars for local authority and CCG commissioners of adult social care services. The webinars focus on what’s happening in their region, and how commissioners can support their local providers to complete the Data Security and Protection Toolkit.

East of England – May 2021

Midlands – May 2021

South West – May 2021

North East and Yorkshire and the Humber – May 2021

North West – June 2021

South East – June 2021

Local authority in-house adult social care services and the DSPT – May 2021

This webinar is for local authorities that run their own inhouse adult social care services. The webinar explains why and how they should complete the Data Security and Protection Toolkit.