New Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT)

This LOCSU newsflash is important for all Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians as it details major changes to Information Governance requirements in QiO with the introduction of a new module, the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT)The Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) has replaced the Information Governance Toolkit (IGT) as NHS Digital’s (formerly HSCIC) compliance check for Information Governance.

There are three options for completing the new DSPT which are explained in the full text of the LOCSU Newsflash. Urgent action is required to complete this module by the deadline of March 31st 

All subcontractors providing community services need to complete the DSPT tab but should not complete the "nhs mail" tab which is reserved for practices that only provide GOS and wish to apply for an nhs.net address.