NHS OpenAthens Accounts

NHS OpenAthens accounts are the means to access to a wide range of purchased e-resources, such as e-journals, e-books and databases. Our guides and training materials will help get you started, and we’re happy to provide face-to-face training.

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Registering for an account

You can either use the self-registration form (this needs to be done on an NHS PC, or with an NHS or academic email account) or if you register for library membership, we can create an account for you.

Which organisation do I register under? (click to expand)

If you’re employed by an NHS Trust in Shropshire (or are a student based with an NHS Trust), choose the name of the Trust as your organisation on the Athens registration form. Otherwise, check the list below for guidance.

Employer / Role Athens organisation
Public Health in Shropshire Public Health Provider Organisations in Shropshire
Severn Hospice Non-NHS Healthcare Provider Organisations in Shropshire
Ambulance service staff in Shropshire West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust
General Practice in Shropshire (including practice staff and practice nurses) GPs, Practice Staff and CCG Staff in Shropshire
Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) staff GPs, Practice Staff and CCG Staff in Shropshire

For library staff (click to expand)