NHS OpenAthens Account

OpenAthens is a secure log in system that gives you access to electronic resources including books, journals, databases and apps. NHS OpenAthens is not a resource in itself, but the ‘key’ that unlocks a range of quality, trusted, evidence-based information for health and care staff throughout their career. So, it is important you have an active account.

All NHS staff are eligible to register for an NHS OpenAthens account.  

You may have previously had an OpenAthens account when you were studying at University; however, registering for an NHS OpenAthens account ensures that you can access all the electronic resources purchased by your organisation and also those purchased on a national basis.

If you need any help or want to find out more please contact us 

Got an OpenAthens account?
Discover all of the resources that you have access to:

Knowledge & Library Hub

Instant article access with DOI or PMID

Browse journals by subject

Browser extension for one-click access to articles