For Information: NHS Copyright
The CLA Licence for NHS England has been renewed for the period April 2013 - March 2014. The licence, explanatory leaflet, and copying guidelines notice are all available on the CLA website at http://www.cla.co.uk/licences/licences_available/nhs/nhs_england
1. the definition of Licensee has been extended to include organisations and persons established under or pursuant to the Secretary of State for Health’s powers under the 2012 Health and Social Care Act. This means that everyone who was covered under the previous licence is covered under this one too, even if they have transferred employer (e.g. public health staff). Equally, the new licence does not cover anyone who was not covered under the previous licence.
2. there is a new clause (2.3) in the Licence which states that we should only create our own digital copies (by scanning) after making reasonable endeavours to check that we don’t already have access to a digital copy (e.g. via subscription).
These sections of the CLA website may be helpful:
a. the list of Participating Digital Material Publishers in the UK i.e. publishers who have agreed that their digital originals may be copied or re-used under the terms of the CLA Licence: http://www.cla.co.uk/licences/licences_available/nhs/nhs_england/nhse_digital
b. guidance about material published in the USA which may be photocopied, scanned or digitally used: http://www.cla.co.uk/licences/licences_available/nhs/NHS_england/nhse_usa
c. the Excluded Categories and Works which may not be copied under the Licence: http://www.cla.co.uk/www.cla.co.uk/licences/excluded_works/excluded_categories_works/
CLA Customer Services can be contacted via http://www.cla.co.uk/customer_info/
The Copyright in NHS England poster (PDF version) has been updated for 2012 and may be displayed. There is also a Word version of this.
If you have any questions, please contact your Strategic Health Library Lead
The CLA is prepared to deliver presentations on the CLA Licence to groups. If you identify training needs around copyright and licences, please discuss with your Strategic Health Library Lead.
Resources from the 2011 SHALL Copyright Workshops delivered by Naomi Korn and Professor Charles Oppenheim
are available in the members area at:
Page Updated 30 April 2013