Please see below for upcoming dates regarding webinars on the Data Security and Protection Toolkit hosted by Digital Social Care, along with other information regarding digital security and events.


Digital Social Care events:


The DSPT is an online self-assessment tool, that you complete and publish annually. All CQC registered care providers should complete the DSPT at least once a year. Attached is a leaflet outlining the benefits of completing the toolkit and why care providers are being asked to do this. Your DSPT must be completed by the 30th of June 2023.


For those of you who are not familiar with the DSPT or may have registered but need further support, please do remember that we are offering free 1:1 support. If would like 1-1 support, please email



Digital Social Care are also hosting a Masterclass for GP Connect. GP Connect allows authorised clinical staff to share and view GP practice clinical information and data between IT systems, quickly and efficiently.



NHS Digital Events:


In partnership with IBM, NHS is offering health and care organisations a limited number of free user licences for Immersive Labs. This is an innovative cyber security learning platform.


For more information and how to book please follow this link – NHS Immersive Labs online cyber security e-learning


NHSmail helpdesk changes:


The NHSmail helpdesk team have changed the contact email address which care providers should be using to raise any questions or administrative requirements. The new email address is


CQC on Digital Care Records:


“We believe that digital record systems can be more effective than paper-based records and are supportive of the Digital Social Care programme, led by the NHS Transformation Directorate. We know that around half of social care providers are using digital social care records and we support this growing move to digitisation. We want to work closely with NHS Transformation to help them support providers who face barriers to adopting digital social care records.”


Somerset ICB is currently offering support and funding for adopting digital care records. If you would like to know more about digital care records and the funding available please contact and visit Digital Social Care programme


If you have any queries, please email

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