Better Security Better Care Programme

RCPA are proud to share that the Better Security, Better Care programme has again chosen RCPA to be the local support organisation for the Data Security and Protection Toolkit for 23/24. We’ve had a fantastic response from care providers across Somerset. At the time of writing, over 75% of care providers in Somerset have registered for the DSPT and over 60% have published for 22/23. Many providers have come to RCPA with questions and queries about DSPT and data security issues. We look forward to continuing delivering high quality support for Somerset this year.



RCPA’s Project Delivery Officer

We are pleased to announce that Daniel Plummer, our Project Delivery Officer, has now increased his hours and is working with us on a more permanent basis.  Dan has over 12 years’ experience in the care sector and since joining the company in July 2022 has proven to be an asset to the company in rolling out the DSPT support.  Dan has now developed his role and as well as being the LSO for DSPT, he is working closely with the DiSC project team in supporting providers with digitalisation.  We do hope you will continue to reach out to Dan for any digital support and we know you will join us in thanking him for all his hard work so far.



Data Security and Protection Toolkit – Deadline 30th June

The DSPT deadline is fast approaching. CQC registered providers should complete the self-assessment toolkit yearly. It’s not too late to register and get started with the DSPT for the first time.

Please log onto the DSPT portal to ensure you publish before the 30th of June.

RCPA offer free 1-1 support for completing the DSPT. Please contact Daniel Plummer for more information.

Digital Social care are hosting several national online events for registering for the first time and republishing. Please see their events page for more details.



Digitisation is Social Care Project

The DiSC team have been hard at work since Autumn 2022 with the funding opportunities for Digital Social Care Records (DSCR) and Falls Prevention Technology.

Implementing DSCR has saved thousands of carer hours across Somerset and positively impacted over 1500 lives. Funding is available for use with assured suppliers of Digital Social Care Records. 13 suppliers are now available to choose from, please use this tool to find a supplier who can meet your organisations needs

Funding for year two has been approved and the DiSC team would love to hear from you and discuss how DSCR and Falls Prevention Technology can improve your service.

For more information visit their website or email

A joint event hosted by RCPA and the DiSC team will be held in the summer to promote the use of digital technology and services in social care, keep an eye out for upcoming details and dates.


RCPA Events

Online Workshops:

RCPA are hosting a new series of online workshops on the last Thursday of each month. These events will cover a wide range of data security and social care topics.

The first event, How to manage and store data in your organisation will be on 25th May at 11am. Click here to book onto this event – RCPA workshop – How to manage and record data in your organisation

Future event topics and booking details will be available on the RCPA bulletins and website.


Live Workshops

RCPA are also planning to host a limited number of in person workshops designed to bring care providers in Somerset together for a collaborative learning event. Please keep an eye out for future details.

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