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How will completing the DSPT help me with my CQC inspection?

Completing the DSPT will help you demonstrate that you meet CQC expectations.  In particular, question C3.3 from the Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOE) asks: “How are people assured that information about them is treated confidentially…?” Question W2.8 asks: “How does the service satisfy itself that it has robust arrangements… in line with data security standards?”  CQC has said that “Our inspectors do encourage care providers to use the officially recognised Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) to assess their own data and cyber security arrangements – and provide evidence that they are complying with legal and regulatory requirements.” Find out more in the CQC blog, published June 2021.

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