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Copyright Guidance

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What is CLA and why is it important? 

The NHS Wales e-Library manages a Copyright Licence Agreement (CLA) Plus for NHS Wales. This means that we have a single licence that covers all NHS Wales staff and contractors, Social Care workers and managers in Wales, and Welsh Government Health & Social Services, Education & Public Services with the permission to copy and share the e-resources and printed materials available across Wales.  

Read the full terms and conditions here

For more information:

Introductory Webinars   

Copying Guidelines for NHS Wales

Copying Guidelines for NHS Wales (Welsh)

2023 Licence Plus Agreement for NHS in Wales Redacted.pdf

Further support:

If you have access to a Library, Information, Knowledge or Evidence service, you may be able to request their teams to support you accessing specific articles through the document delivery service available as part of the CLA Plus subscription managed by the NHS Wales e-Library. Please contact your local service in the first instance for support.  

Still have questions? email and the team will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.