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CLA Licence for the NHS in Scotland

Covers copying from digital and print books, magazines, journals and websites

We have an agreement with the National Health Service on a single licence that covers all NHS staff in Scotland. This licence provides annual blanket cover, so staff don’t have to ask permission from copyright owners each time they copy. Annual access to document delivery supply content from the British Library, Reprints Desk and the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) is also included in this licence offer.

  • Make copies from publications from the UK and 38 International territories
  • Copy up to one chapter or 5% of the book, and up to two articles from a single journal issue
  • Share copies with colleagues 
  • Store copies on a secure network
  • Access tens of thousands of articles from the British Library, Reprints Desk and RSM


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For further information about our NHS Agreement please contact Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Petula Peters: