NHS staff in England may copy and share extracts from most printed and digital work in these ways:
1. CLA Licence Plus
This is the agreement signed between the Copyright Licensing Agency and the Department of Health and Social Care for the NHS in England.
Use the Check Permissions Tool to check whether what you want to copy is covered by the Licence.
2. Copyright Act & ‘Library Privilege’
If copies cannot be made under CLA Licence Plus, NHS library staff may supply Library Privilege copies under the terms of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act of 1988. This includes digital as well as printed works.
The following have been prepared by librarians in the NHS Copyright First Responders group:
Library staff requiring help with copyright-related queries are very welcome to contact the First Responders via [email protected]
Page last reviewed: 12 October 2021