First Practice Management
- Posted Wednesday April 18, 2018
In November last year we revealed how the Information Governance (IG) Toolkit would be replaced in April this year. This change has now taken effect, and FPM members can download a new DSP Toolkit Policy to stay up to date with the new changes.
The new Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSP Toolkit) is part of an updated approach to measuring progress against 10 data security standards for general practice set out by Dame Fiona Caldicott.
In our earlier article we advised that the new requirements stated that all GP practice in England must name a partner, board member or equivalent senior employee as being responsible for data and cyber security in the practice by April 2018, coinciding with the DSP Toolkit replacing the IG Toolkit.
The CQC will monitor how closely practices follow the 10 standards as part of their inspection process, considering it as part of the ‘Well Led’ element of their inspections.
For GP practices, some requirements will be implemented by the commissioner of the GP IT & GP Information Governance Support Service (Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) or NHS England Regional) on their behalf. The deadline for completing the DSP Toolkit is March 31 2019.
First Practice Management members can visit the Policies and Procedures Library to download the new DSP Toolkit Policy.
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