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An OpenAthens account is a username and password which allows you to use information resources paid for by the NHS. All NHS staff are entitled to an OpenAthens account.

To register for an NHS OpenAthens account please go to OpenAthens Registration 

You will need an active email address to register for an OpenAthens account, ideally an NHS email address.

Registrations made from an NHS computer or using an NHS email address are approved straight away and you will receive an email address with a link to use to create a password.

Other registrations can take up to 15 days to be approved. If registering from home, you must supply a work or academic email address otherwise your registration will be rejected.

Help with the OpenAthens account self registration process can be found here.

Help with your OpenAthens account can be found here.

Forgotten your password. 

You can get a password reminder for your NHS OpenAthens account via the Forgotten OpenAthens password page. You will need to know your OpenAthens username to have your password reset.

Having problems with your OpenAthens account?

If you are having problems using your OpenAthens account, please contact your local Healthcare Library.

Knowledge Specialists (Librarians) can provide training to help you use your OpenAthens account. Please contact your local Healthcare Library to request a training session.