Copyright Law

Copyright law protects the intellectual and economic rights of the copyright holders (authors, creators and publishers) from reproduction and reselling of their works.
It is the responsibility of all staff and students to ensure that they comply with the law.

NHS copyright agreement

An agreement in is place between the NHS and the Copyright Licensing Agency. For more detailed information see Copyright Guidelines for NHS England on the CLA website.

Copyright Poster

NHS England outlines the basic rules for NHS staff. A copy of this should be displayed beside all Trust photocopiers.

How will I know if an item is covered by the NHS license?

NHS staff can use the search box on this page and input book or journal details for more information about whether a title is covered by the NHS license agreement and how much may be copied.

For local copyright advice please contact the library