National Core Content
- National Core Content is funded by HEE.
- HEE use the selection criteria in HEE’s Digital Content Procurement Strategy to guide their decisions about the resources to purchase.
- Decisions are were also informed by our audits of local investment in e-resources.
- HEE staff and Trust-based librarians are involved in testing, evaluation, and selection.
- The National Core Content Collection for 2019-2022 comprises a range of electronic databases, electronic journals, and point of care tool. These may be accessed from NICE Evidence Journals and Databases.
- Use the comparison spreadsheet for the main e-journal collections to aid your decision making.
- See NICE’s community for LKS staff or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for help in accessing resources
NICE Electronic and Print Content Framework Agreement
NHS and other health and social care related organisations may use this Framework to buy:
- Electronic journals and books
- Bibliographic and full text databases
- Aggregated Evidence Resource Summaries
- Print books and journals
Why use the Framework? – Save time and effort. Get value for money. Make informed purchasing decisions.
Partnership working between HEE and NICE
- HEE commissions NICE to procure and manage National Core Content resources for the NHS in England, and the Electronic and Print Content Framework Agreement.
- NICE and HEE jointly fund, provide and manage components of the national discovery infrastructure.
- A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) describes the respective responsibilities of the two organisations. It includes Key Performance Indicators. MoU monitoring meetings are held every quarter.
Resource Discovery Reference Group
- The HEE Resource Discovery Team take advice from a wider reference group, whose membership includes NHS librarians, an HEI librarian, and colleagues from NICE.
Accessing and understanding e-resource statistics
[Page last updated: 7 August 2020]