RCPA Digital Bulletin February 2024

Dear Member,
As we settle into the New Year, our focus turns to the importance of data security and how to build a resilient social care sector. RCPA would like to remind all care providers that it is important to review and republish your Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT).

A huge thank you to all the providers who have expressed interest and progressed with adopting digital social care records and used the service of the digital outreach team.


New free eLearning for data and cyber security

Digital Care Hub are pleased to announce the release of free eLearning to support all staff members within social care around data and cyber security, and to answer the DSPT question ‘3.2.1 – Have at least 95% of staff, directors, trustees and volunteers in your organisation completed training on data security and protection, and cyber security, in the last twelve months?’

This eLearning has been developed specifically for social care. It contains 4 bite-sized modules that each take around 10-20 minutes to complete, they are:
• Data protection rights and responsibilities
• Keeping data secure
• Threats to data security
• Data breaches
To access the eLearning please visit – Digital Care Hub – eLearning
If you would like support for completing the DSPT, or with reviewing and republishing your DSPT, RCPA’s Dan Plummer offers free 1-1 support. Please contact daniel.plummer@rcpa.org.uk


Digital social care records funding opportunity


RCPA workshop
RCPA & SWCRC workshop – Keeping your IT infrastructure safe from prying eyes – 22nd Feb 11:00 – 12:00
Join RCPA’s Dan along with Ross and Andrew from The Southwest Cyber Resilience Centre for a workshop around your home routers and IT infrastructure. Ross and Andrew will be covering:
• Why keeping software up to date is important
• Encrypting data on laptops
• Backups and disaster recovery

Digital Social Hub workshops
Complete your Data Security and Protection Toolkit for the first time 13th Feb 15:00 – 16:00
Caldicott Guardians – What do social care providers need to know?   20th Feb 14:00 – 15:30
Review and republish your Data Security and Protection Toolkit  27th Feb 15:00 – 16:00

Daniel Plummer
Project Delivery Officer
Registered Care Providers Association

Tel: 07761 043433
Tel: 01823 351630

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