Each year providers of NHS services within England, including community pharmacy contractors, are required to complete an online self-assessment via theData Security and Protection Toolkit– the deadline for this year is 30th June 2021.
To support Cegedim customers with guidance for the questions, which together with the PSNC we have highlighted as technical, we have created individual supporting documents dependant on each customer’s circumstances. As the answers are dependent on each customer’s current contract (i.e. Which PMR they currently use) we have created a simple form to complete, which will then email a guidance document to support our customer’s submission of their toolkit, which they are then able to complete themselves. to complete the form click here.
The toolkit allows organisations to measure their performance against the National Data Guardian’s ten data security standards and align with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). All organisations that have access to NHS patient data and systems must use the toolkit to provide assurances that they are practising good data security and that personal data is handled correctly.
The toolkit has a total of 92 questions, of which 45 of these are mandatory. Working together with the PSNC, of the 19 questions highlighted that a PMR supplier may be able to support with, we have identified 14 questions which we can support with and collated these answers to support customers in their submission. The PSNC has also createdquestion by question guidancefor community pharmacy contractors to support in completing the toolkit.