DSPT NEXT STEPS - Hampshire Care Association

Free resources to help you complete the Data Security Protection Toolkit (DSPT).

DSPT Helpline 07434 571207

Digital Champion victoria.dc@hampshirecare.org

I AM A CARE PROVIDER THATS SUBMITTED A DSPT ASSESMENT BEFORE 1ST JULY 2021.

If you have completed and submitted before July 1st 2021. It’s now time to re submit. If unsure how to do this ring the helpline

The Entry level DSPT standard was withdrawn on 1st March 2021 and replaced by a new ‘Approaching Standards’ level

I AM A CARE PROVIDER THAT HAS NEVER SUBMITTED A DSPT ASSESSMENT BEFORE.

Take a look at our upcoming webinars or useful resources.

Here at Hampshire Care Association we are part of the national programme to assist care providers with this process

If you have any questions regarding this, please don’t hesitate to contact our Digital Champion, Victoria Baron, on victoria.dc@hampshirecare.org.

TYPE OF SUPPORT OFFERED

All support in completing the DSPT offered by HCA is FREE of Charge. We are here to help you complete the DSPT. This can be done either as single or group sessions, face to face or Via Video conferencing. We also have a helpline manned 9-4pm Monday to Wednesday.

WHY DO I NEED TO DO THIS?

Adult Social Care and the Health Services are inextricably linked and this is being demonstrated by the increasing importance and use of digital care and health systems.

During the COVID 19 crisis the NHS encouraged care providers to sign up to NHS Mail and this has resulted in much more streamlined sharing of records and data.

The NHS does not want to lose what we have gained and it wants to further expand the data and systems that it can share with Adult Social Care.

The DSPT underpins all this as it shows that you have good data protection and security protections in place.

The DSPT is an extremely useful tool because it covers many areas of GDPR compliance that you as a Care Provider are required to implement, such as having up to date policies and ICO registration, ensuring you are operating within the law.

It is a contractual requirement with CCG’s and Local Authorities .

It is looked upon favourably by CQC (KLoE 2.8 Well Led).

It can protect you from cyber attacks

It is likely to become mandatory in the furure so it is worth doing now to get used to its requirements.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Once you have completed the DSPT you can potentially have access to these NHS services:

  • NHS Mail – allows you to exchange information with other parts of the health service such as GPs and Pharmacies securely and quickly
  • Proxy Access – with proxy access you can order medication on behalf of your service users
  • Shared Care Record – This allows Care Providers and the NHS to see each others patient records transforming how you deliver care
  • Digital Red Bag – Improves information sharing between care homes, ambulance services, hospital staff, residents and their family members,  


It includes Microsoft Teams video conferencing which is being used by doctors to do virtual consultations when they are unable to visit the home.

WHAT HELP IS AVAILABLE?

The DSPT has been rewitten to make it simpler to understand and many of the questions are now more care specific.  Completing the DSPT is not a 5 minute job and requires some preparation beforehand, so a program of support is available to help you successfully complete the Toolkit, both at a national level and locally.

At a national level the Digital Social Care website has lots of online reources and templates you can access and they are also delivering a series of webinars to give you more information about the DSPT.

Locally the Care Association has information on what you need to complete the Toolkit on this website and we’ve also put together a program of FREE webinars you can attend, where we can talk you through the Toolkit, allowing you to complete it – with our help – while you are on the webinar.  You can find full details of both these resouces by clicking the buttons below.