Content procurement 

The ‘National Core Content Collection’ is funded by HEE on behalf of the NHS in England and made available in partnership with NICE.  Details of the current collection and the 2019-2022 collection are here http://www.libraryservices.nhs.uk/forlibrarystaff/information/eresources.html. NICE manages procurement on behalf of HEE, in line with public sector procurement rules, with a group of HEE staff and Trust-based librarians involved in testing, evaluation and selection, informed also by the results of the comprehensive survey of librarians and audit of local procurement undertaken in January 2018.  

We continue to explore options to increase the resources provided through central and collaborative procurement, to improve return on investment, equity of access and reduce time currently spent on duplicated local procurement. 

For more information, please contact: Helen Bingham