Data & cyber security: what do new care services need to have in place from the start?
Date: Thursday 30 November 2023
Location: Online - Zoom Webinar
Care providers are invited to attend new webinars on using the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT). The sessions will also cover changes to the DSPT for 2022-23.
The Better Security, Better Care programme provides free, expert advice and support to enable care providers to check and improve their data and cyber security by using the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) every year.
As part of the programme, we are running a series of free webinars starting in August through to March 2023.
The first session on 31 August is a quick guide to what’s changed with the 2022-23 edition of the toolkit – what’s been removed, added and updated.
Future sessions cover using the DSPT for the first time – a session for services that have never competed the toolkit before; and reviewing and republishing the DSPT – a session for services that have published the toolkit in previous years and who just need to check the information they submitted previously, update any details and republish. Both sessions will look at how to use the DSPT if you are a single service or part of a larger group.
All of the webinars are free of charge and can be booked online.
If you can’t attend any of the sessions, you should register anyhow and we will send you the slides and recording after the event.
Speaking about the DSPT and the webinar programme, Michelle Corrigan, Programme Director of Better Security, Better Care said:
“Completing the DSPT has never been so important. There is a major drive to increase the use of digital records and to share information – whether digitally or in hard copy – with other health and care colleagues. In order to access shared information systems with the NHS you must have an up-to-date DSPT in place. Our support programme including our webinars can help you to complete the toolkit and reap the rewards.”
Over 2,000 people attended the previous national webinars. Their response was overwhelmingly positive with over 90 per cent saying the sessions had significantly increased their confidence about using the DSPT.
The webinars are just one element of a wider national and local support programme which includes: online guidance, template policies and webinar guides; a national helpline; direct tailored support and workshops from 28 local support partners across the country.
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