Why should I register for OpenAthens?

Healthcare staff of all disciplines and students on placement can register for OpenAthens that provides access to local and national resources electronic journals, electronic books, and healthcare databases and much more. If you have both Trust and current academic status, you are entitled to hold parallel HE and NHS OpenAthens accounts. The range of resources will be different; therefore it is worthwhile having both if you are entitled to them. Click here to access a guide on how to register for an OpenAthens account.

How do I register for OpenAthens?

  • You can self register for an NHS OpenAthens account by entering your details on the application form available at:

  • You should if possible enter a work email address, register from a place of work. If details entered meet the eligibility criteria your account will be automatically created.
  • You will receive an email after you have self-registered, prompting you to click on a link to activate your account and choose a password.
  • If you are not eligible for access, you will be sent an email informing you of the reasons the account has been rejected.

Forgotten your password?

If you have already registered, you can reset your password by using this link,

If you are still having difficulty logging into the service please contact your local OpenAthens Administrator, Bali Moore . Contact number 01922 656920


Update your OpenAthens details

Log in to My Account section and update your details to change your organisation, email address or password.

For a list of all the resources you can access with your OpenAthens account go to MyAthens.