New framework agreement by NICE

NHS institutions can now purchase journals, books and databases to support patient care and safety at competitive rates, thanks to a new Framework Agreement launched by NICE.

The NICE Electronic and Print Content Framework Agreement allows NHS and partner organisations in England and Wales to buy a range of print and electronic content, from 14 approved providers, such as BMJ Publishing, Oxford University Press, Pharmaceutical Press and Waterstones.

The Framework is compliant with the Official Journal of the European Community purchasing route, meaning that it will not be necessary for purchasers to take part in full competitive tendering.   Read the full article here

Full details of the products, services, and purchasing and pricing models available through the Framework are available from the Journals and Databases page of the
NHS Evidence website.

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