Ovid to supply NHS England with online databases

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Ovid, part of Wolters Kluwer Health, has been awarded a national contract by the National Library for Health (NLH) to supply all National Health Service hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout England with electronic access to important medical, healthcare and nursing information resources.

Ian McKinnell, head of development at the National Library for Health said: ‘This is an important step forward in national provision of knowledge for the NHS. Ovid will be an important partner for the NLH in the development of our Search 2.0 federated search interface, which uses the Ovid API and Web Services product, allowing NHS staff to access Ovid resources under a single common interface, built by and for the NHS.’

Ovid will provide healthcare facilities in England with access to six critical databases that are widely considered basic components of any institution’s portfolio of information. The databases licensed by the NLH, and all Ovid content acquired under the Framework Agreement, will comply with the NLH Enterprise Architecture – a project to design and build an integrated digital library service which can be plugged into NHS clinical systems.