LONDON – 13 March 2013 – EBSCO announced today that it has been selected as a provider of print journals, ejournals, databases, ebooks and evidence-based clinical information for the new NICE Electronic & Print Content Framework Agreement.Following an evaluation process, EBSCO was selected for its highly-integrated technology and wide range of product offerings as well as its extensive customer support services and training.
NHS purchasers can access and view details of the products and services, purchasing and pricing models available through the Framework, as well as purchasing guidance, from the NICE Electronic and Print Content Framework Agreement signpost on the Journals and Databases page at NHS Evidence www.evidence.nhs.uk.
Mark Salmon, Programme Manager, Evidence Resources said: “NICE is delighted to launch the new Framework Agreement for electronic and print content. It will be a valuable tool for NHS institutions to use, allowing them to make informed purchasing decisions from approved suppliers at a competitive rate.”
EBSCO’s medical offering available through the NICE Electronic & Print Content Framework Agreement includes print and e-journals, access to full-text journals through EBSCOhost® databases such as MEDLINE®, CINAHL®, medical e-book collections and evidence-based, point-of-care reference tools such as DynaMed™, Nursing Reference Center™, Rehabilitation Reference Center™ and PEMSoft™ that provide evidence summaries.
European General Manager at EBSCO Information Services, Robert Schoenvogel, says working with such a renowned organisation as NICE helps deliver medical guidelines to health professionals worldwide. “Being selected by NICE underlines EBSCO’s expertise in the information industry, our cost-effective approach, and breadth of experience in the medical sector. We have many valued customers in this area, including NHS Scotland and the Royal Society of Medicine where we are sole supplier.”
BSCO is the trusted industry leader with more than 65 years of experience providing personal service combined with cutting-edge technology for managing and providing access to journals, e-journals, e-packages, e-books, archives and databases. EBSCO Publishing is the leading research database and e-book aggregator and is the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™. Libraries that partner with EBSCO as their subscription agent benefit from having access to the most accurate, comprehensive and continuously maintained global title repository—more than 355,000 titles. We have relationships with more than 95,000 publishers from around the world and are proud to have more than 140 librarians on staff who serve in critical service and management roles. EBSCO’s 30 regional offices, located in 23 countries around the world, serve customers in more than 200 different countries worldwide.
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NHS Evidence is a fast, free service provided by NICE for everyone who works in health and social care to help them make informed decisions about treatments and resources. The web portal provides free access to best practice, clinical and non-clinical information. www.evidence.nhs.uk.
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