The National Clinical Content Repository (NCCR) is a library operated by the NHS Digital Copyright Licensing Service. It provides legal permission to use copyrighted assessments and scales, some of which are contained within our data-sets.
Some of the content that NHS Digital publish in our documents is protected by copyright law. This includes some of the clinical assessment tools and outcome measures used for collection in our national data sets.
To reduce the cost and burden of obtaining permissions to use these tools, NHS Digital operates the Copyright Licensing Service to do this work on your behalf. The service maintains a library of tools available for use across health and social care.
Further details on our processes can be found below.