Licence for the NHS in England

CLA has reached a new agreement with the Department of Health to cover content use and re-use for all NHS staff in England. The agreement applies until 1 April 2018.

This innovative service provides annual access to document supply content from the British Library On Demand and Royal Society of Medicine Library, together with the inclusion of new rights that permit you to do more with content than ever before.

CLA has tailored its licence permissions to meet the requirements of the NHS in England. Staff can copy from magazines, books and journals as well as digital material and, for the first time, from some websites.

In addition, the licence enables greater collaboration between staff through the inclusion of permission to share articles between colleagues in other organisations licensed by CLA.

For more information, contact your local NHS library service or CLA Customer Services on 020 7400 3171 or

The licence also includes copying of artistic works, such as photographs, illustrations and diagrams where they are contained within the publication being copied. Overseas countries publications are also covered - see International Territories.


Licence Support Material

CLA Licence Plus for the NHS in England

Brand new Copying Guidelines for display in the workplace available now.

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Licence Restrictions 

Please note that there are some works that are excluded from all CLA licences and may not be copied in any form.

Please use our Check Permissions search tool to see what you can copy under this licence.

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