Have you completed your pharmacy’s IG return?

Have you completed your pharmacy’s IG return?

July 6, 2020

Community pharmacy contractors are reminded that they must complete the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) by Wednesday 30th September 2020.

The original deadline was delayed from 31st March 2020 to 30th September 2020 at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

LLR LPC would like to bring this to the attention of all community pharmacies, as we believe that there are currently a significant number across the Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland area that still need to complete the toolkit.

Action required:

  • If you haven’t already completed your DSPT, then please start to plan this activity for completion prior to 30th September 2020
  • More information and help is available below

The NHS Digital Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) is a replacement for the Information Governance Toolkit and was introduced in April 2018. Each Pharmacy is required to provide assurance that they have good data security processes in place and patient information is managed appropriately.

The Data Security and Protection toolkit is an online self-assessment tool that allows organisations to measure their performance against the National Data Guardian’s 10 data security standards.

All organisations that have access to NHS patient data and systems must use this toolkit to provide assurance that they are practising good data security and that personal information is handled correctly.

Access to the toolkit can be gained on the following NHS Digital website page:

NHS Digital Webinars:

There are two webinars for organisations (including community pharmacy) to aid in completing the Data Security and Protection Toolkit:

Thursday 16th July 2020 12.30-13.30

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+44 113 486 0180   United Kingdom, Leeds (Toll)

Conference ID: 663 762 473#

Monday 27th July 2020 12.30-13.30

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+44 113 486 0180   United Kingdom, Leeds (Toll)

Conference ID: 973 037 122#

More information and help:

Resources are available on the following website:

 



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