Declarations and statements ILDS and copyright in the NHS guidance

Copyright statements to be sent with copies supplied under the NHS CLA Licence, under 'library privilege', or to patients and carers.

Service-user declaration for copies that will be supplied under the Library Privilege terms of the Copyright Act 

I declare that: 

a) I have not previously been supplied with a copy of this by you or any other librarian; 

b) I will not use the copy except for research for a non-commercial purpose or private study and will not supply the copy to any other person; and 

c) to the best of my knowledge, no other person with whom I work or study has made or intends to make, at or about the same time as this request, a request for substantially the same material for substantially the same purpose. 

I understand that if the declaration is false in a material particular, the copy supplied to me by you will be an infringing copy, and that I shall be liable for infringement of copyright as if I had made the copy myself. 

Statements to use with copies supplied to library service users 

Copies supplied under the NHS CLA Licence 

This copy has been supplied to you under the terms of the CLA Licence for the NHS in England. You may store your own copy (e.g. on your personal drive or own PC), and make further copies for other NHS colleagues in England. You may store it on a secure NHS network, but not place it on the internet. Thank you for your co-operation. 

Copies supplied under Library Privilege, a Publisher Licence, or obtained from the BL, BMA, RSM or another non-NHS library 

This copy has been supplied to you under the terms of the Copyright Act. It is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You may not make further copies. Thank you for your co-operation. 

Statement to use with copies supplied to patients and carers 

Here is a copy from a journal/book which you may find helpful. You may print a copy and share this with your family or carers, but for copyright reasons, you may not put it on a website or share on social media.  

Page last reviewed: 29 September 2021