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Privacy and the DSP Toolkit Training Course (London)
1 day course (or day 2 of 3 day course)

Privacy and the DSP Toolkit
(1 day course or day 2 of 3 day course)

A 1-day course to help you better understand data protection legislation and patient confidentiality relating to the DSP Toolkit.

The course is designed to give a deep dive into data protection and is suitable for staff from all categories of organisations from the relatively straightforward DSP Toolkit submission for a GP or commercial organisation through to the more extensive requirements for an NHS Trust or ISB.

The course will help you develop a practical understanding of UK GDPR and how it relates to staff and managers working in an NHS healthcare setting. It will assist you to develop the skills required to apply in your day-to-day work meeting the DSP standards and helping improve privacy governance in the workplace. The course will also explore the Caldicott Principles and the importance of data quality in line with the DSP standards.

The course is relevant to anyone who is involved with data protection, patient confidentiality and a DSP Toolkit submission. The course will typically be beneficial for staff responsible for information governance, upholding Caldicott principles, privacy, audit, IT, compliance or cyber security in an organisation that processes NHS patient data.

This course can be taken as an individual day or part of the full 3 day course. This is day 2 of the full 3 day course.

These courses are also available to run on a clients site. For details contact us below

NHS DSP Toolkit submission

Course delivered by privacy and cyber security experts

All courses will be delivered by two privacy and cyber security experts who have significant project experience working with clients on NHS DSPT and other compliance-related projects.

During the courses, the consultants will lead a lively debate on the challenges, solutions, practical issues and other details involved with establishing good privacy and cyber security controls within organisations of all sizes.

Their industry certifications include (ISC)2 CISSP, IAPP CIPP/E, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, ISO 27001 Lead Implementer and ISACA CISM.

The consultants have delivered over 40 IG and DSPT projects from GP surgery’s, NHS bodies, NHS healthcare providers, specialist health diagnostic’s organisations, pharmaceutical companies and other’s.

Privacy and the DSP Toolkit training course Outcomes

This course is made up of 4 sessions. After completing this course, attendees should be able to:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of UK GDPR and related data protection legislation
  • Understand data protection requirements and how to implement them
  • Learn the skills needed to support an organisation with the implementation of good data protection as part of the DSP Toolkit
  • Describe the key elements of a data protection programme
  • Understand the importance of record keeping to ensure UK GDPR compliance with the Accountability Principle
  • Acquire the knowledge and skills needed to advise your organisation on the management of personal data
  • Understand the steps required to meet the data protection requirements of the DSP Toolkit
  • Learn how to plan a successful data protection programme and avoid potential problems

Privacy, quality and the DSP Toolkit

This course is designed to give an in-depth look at the issue of data protection and how it relates to the DSP Toolkit. The course provides an overview and explanation of the key UK GDPR requirements together with insight as to how to run an effective data protection programme in a healthcare setting and help support an organisation’s DSP Toolkit submission. The course will principally focus on DSP Standard 1 covering how personal confidential data is handled, stored and protected whether in electronic or paper form.

This 1-day event will help you:

Learn from privacy and cyber security experts about best practices and how they can be implemented

Session 1
(1 day course or day 2 of 3 day course)

DSP Toolkit online system

DSP Toolkit Privacy and Governance

  • Importance of patient confidentiality
  • Build awareness of data protection requirements (UK GDPR, Common Law, Caldicott etc)
  • Explore how DSP Toolkit assertions incorporate the data protection requirements
  • Consider the issues and problems if data protection goes wrong
  • Why is the DSP Toolkit important?
  • What is Governance and Accountability?
  • Governance and Accountability within DSP Toolkit
  • Establishing Governance roles within your organisation
  • What data protection regulations/frameworks apply to NHS healthcare?
  • What is GDPR?
  • If GDPR is a european standard, after Brexit, why are we bothered?
  • Key GDPR terminology

Data Protection
Compliance 1

  • The 7 data protection principles & mapping to the DSP Toolkit
  • What must be done to ensure UK GDPR compliance?
  • Role of ICO
  • Registration with ICO
  • Understanding your personal data
  • Understanding your processing of personal data
  • Understanding your processing of personal data
  • Establishing governance policies, procedures & processes
  • Making staff aware of their data protection obligations
  • What does a good privacy programme look like?
  • Workshop: Case study 1

Session 2 - Data Protection Compliance 2
(1 day course or day 2 of 3 day course)

DSP Toolkit online system
  • Risk Management
  • Privacy risks
  • Cyber Security risks
  • Establishing controls to protect personal data
  • Managing your supply chain & whom you share personal data with
  • What is a DPIA?
  • Undertaking DPIA’s based upon ICO Guidance
  • Keeping records
  • What does UK GDPR mean for day-to-day business operations?
    • Clinicians & UK GDPR
    • HR & UK GDPR
    • IT & UK GDPR
    • Legal & UK GDPR
    • Managers & UK GDPR
    • Staff and UK GDPR
  • Workshop: Case study 2

Session 3
(1 day course or day 2 of 3 day course)

DSP Toolkit online system

DSP Toolkit & meeting the data protection requirements:

  • Supporting Lawfulness: Determining the legal basis for processing
  • Supporting Fairness
  • Supporting Transparency: Use of Privacy notices
  • Use of AI and processing of personal data
  • Caldicott Principles
  • Role of Caldicott Guardian
  • Other data protection regulations and legislation affecting healthcare
  • Data quality
  • Clinical coding
  • Individual's rights are respected and supported
  • Individuals' rights and the regulator
  • Meeting the UK GDPR Accountability Principle
  • Awareness and communication
  • Workshop: Case study 3

Session 4
(1 day course or day 2 of 3 day course)

DSP Toolkit online system

DSP Toolkit & meeting the UK GDPR requirements:

  • Lines of accountability and responsibility
  • Identifying data protection and cyber security risks
  • When incidents occur: reporting and management
  • Data Breaches
  • Establishing appropriate technical and organisational controls
    • The role of security frameworks and standards
    • The role of Audit: monitoring, measurement and assessment
    • Establishing a cost-effective data protection programme
  • Establishing Data protection and security by design and default
  • The role of the Data Protection Officer
  • Importance of Records management
  • Workshop: Case study 4

Optional CPD Test

An optional multiple-choice test is available for attendees

These courses are also available to run on a clients site. For details contact us below


3 Day DSPT Training Course


If you have more than one delegate, an additional discount of 20% is available.

Organisations will receive a training voucher worth 50% of booking fees for other courses**

  • All bookings paid for online will attract a 10% discount.
  • Additional delegates from the same organisation are eligible for a 20% discount on the same DSPT course. A DSPT course is run once a month and consists of 3 available days.
  • Oranisation’s will also receive a training voucher worth 50% of booking fee that can be used for other delegates attending DSPT courses**
  • All delegates will be eligible for a free consultation (of up to 3 man-hours) for a DSP Toolkit related query. The free delegate consultancy must be claimed by 1st July 2023.
  • Course are also scheduled for January, February and March 2023. See www.dlp-assured.com/training for dates.
  • Rail strike—the course will not run if a rail strike or other disruption occurs. In this event, delegates can select another course date in the next 3 months. Delegates will be notified at least 3 weeks in advance of the confirmed course date.
  • All attendees will receive a course certificate. An optional multiple choice test is available for those wanting to certify.
  • Courses will be run in central London.
  • DLP Assured is a G-Cloud approved supplier.
  • * price quoted excludes VAT
  • Course day counts as 6 hours towards your Continual Professional Development (CPD)

Contact Us!

For any enquires you may have, or to book please contact us using the information below. Alternatively please fill out the form below.

+44 (0)203 397 0142

DLP Assured Services Limited
Kemp House
152 - 160 City Road

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