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For Information: NHS Copyright


Copyright Information for NHS library staff

There are two ways in which NHS library staff in England may copy and share extracts from most printed and digital work:

1. CLA Licence Plus

The agreement signed between the Copyright Licensing Agency and the Department of Health is called CLA Licence Plus for the NHS in England.

The Licence and a poster about the licence are available on the CLA website.

Check whether what you want to copy is covered by the Licence using the 'Check Permissions'  (select 'public sector')  tool .

2. Copyright Act & 'Library Privilege'

If copies cannot be made under the CLA Licence Plus, NHS library staff may supply copies under terms of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act of 1988, which was updated in 2014 to include digital as well as printed works.

Quick Links
  • Decision Tree (updated July 2018)  - a flow chart to help you decide when you need a Licence copy, when you need a Library Privilege copy, and when you need a Copyright Fee Paid (CFP) copy

  • NHS Copy Aid - an interactive way to help you decide when you need a Licence copy, when you need a Library Privilege copy, and when you need a Copyright Fee Paid (CFP) copy

Further help and support

If you require further advice on copyright-related matters, please contact the NHS Copyright First Responders via nhscopyrightqueries@libraryservices.nhs.uk

We will respond within 2 working days to your query. If your query is complex and will take more than 2 working days to answer we will let you know. 

Page Updated 23 September2019