DSPT for Social Care: What local authority and NHS commissioners and quality assurance leads need to know

Tuesday 17 May 2022

Start: 15:00

End: 16:00

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Care providers are using more technology than ever before. Data about people using care services, staff, and partner organisations are being routinely stored and frequently shared. But how can commissioners and quality assurance leads check that social care providers are following good data protection and cyber security practice?

In truth, it’s complex. But checking that a care provider uses the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) – and that it is up to date – is a good place to start.

The DSPT is an online, self-assessment tool for adult social care providers, developed and supported by the NHS in partnership with local authority and social care leaders. The Toolkit leads care providers through a series of questions based around the same data security standards used by NHS bodies, and enables them to publish they level they reach against those standards. Care providers should complete it at least once a year – and the deadline for 2021/22 is 30 June 2022.

Join this webinar for local authority and NHS commissioners and quality assurance leads in England when we will explore:

  • What is the DSPT for social care and what are the benefits
  • How to check a care providers’ DSPT status and what it means
  • How and why local authorities and NHS bodies are encouraging the use of the DSPT
  • How you can get involved

Presenters include:

  • Michelle Corrigan, Programme Director, Better Security, Better Care
  • Adam Coe, Cyber Security Policy Lead for Adult Social Care, NHS Transformation Directorate
  • Mark Williams, Advisor, Local Government Association
  • Sarah Douglas, Project Manager – Supporting the Provider Market, Durham County Council
  • Lia Chelminiak, Programme Manager, NW ADASS
  • Karen Holley, Project Lead, Care and Support West

Find out more about the DSPT for social care


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