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Better Security, better Care

Free local support for care providers on data and cyber security.

RCPA is helping local care providers to evaluate and improve their data and cyber security.

As a care provider, you know how important it is to have access to good information about the people you support and your staff. In order to store and share that information safely, you need to be confident that your paper and digital records are secure.

We have been awarded a grant to support local care providers on their data security journey as part of the national Better Security, Better Care programme.

The programme will help you to evaluate and improve your data and cyber security. This means you can reassure the people you support and their families, your staff, commissioners, regulators, and health and care partners, that you are following good practice – and meeting legal and regulatory requirements.

Our main focus is to help you to understand the importance of data and cyber security, and complete an annual, online self-assessment using the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT)

Our Offer

As a local support partner, we offer free support to help you to: 

From March 2021 Onwards

From March 20201 onwards, we will be providing a range of information and support including:

Who we help

As a local organisation, we know the local care market. So our support is focused on Care Quality Commission registered care providers in Somerset.

We can help care homes, home care providers, extra care housing, supported living and Share Lives services supporting adults of all ages.

We can also support large care groups if all or most of your services are in our local area.

If you are part of a large care provider group with services in multiple parts of the country, you are more likely to be supported through the national Better Security, Better care programme provided by Digital Social Care.

Local coordination

We know there are a lot of different data, digital and cyber security projects underway in the health and social care sectors. We are working with our local councils, CCGs, Integrated Care Systems and NHS partners and networks to ensure that the support we offer fits in the best way locally.

Contact us today

To find out more or request support please contact: [email protected]

Tel 01823 351630

You can access free information, guides and films about the DSPT on the Digital Social Care website,
where you can also register for regular national updates.