Update to the NHSmail and Data Protection Security Toolkit (DSPT)
9 October 2021
All organisations with NHSmail accounts are required to complete the Data Security & Protection Toolkit (DSPT) on an annual basis and completing the DSPT is a prerequisite for signing up to an NHSmail account.
NHSmail provides a secure platform to transmit and receive optometry communication across eye care providers and other community and health services. It also ensures patients with serious, potentially fatal, and/or serious eye conditions are appropriately prioritised and able to access optometry services and care as quickly as possible.
The DSPT is an online self-assessment tool that allows organisations to measure their performance against the National Data Guardian’s 10 data security standards. Organisations that have access to NHS patient data must use the DSPT to provide assurance they are practicing good data security and that personal information is handled correctly. FULL DETAILS
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