OpenAthens Accounts

An OpenAthens account is the means to access to a wide range of our online resources, such as e-journals, e-books, databases, and evidence resources.

OpenAthens accounts are free, and allow you to access resources from anywhere. They're open to NHS staff, volunteers, and students on placement with NHS organisations.

How to get an OpenAthens 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 simply contact us or pop in and see us, and ask us to create an account for you

If you already have an OpenAthens account with another NHS organisation, you can transfer this across to your new organisation.

Which organisation do I register under?

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

Employer / Role Athens organisation
Severn Hospice Other eligible staff in the Midlands and East of England
Ambulance service staff in Shropshire West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust
General Practice staff in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin (including GPs, practice staff and practice nurses) GPs and practice staff in the Midlands and East of England
Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin ICS staff Primary care and ICB staff in the Midlands and East of England

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