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Medical Professionals NHS Library Guide

This guide is for Medical Professionals working for St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Your OpenAthens account

NHS OpenAthens is an authentication account which allows NHS staff in England access to a wide range of quality health and social care information resources online, including databases, e-journals and e-books. OpenAthens accounts are freely available to NHS staff and you can use your account to access the resources from anywhere via the internet.

How to Self Register

NHS staff can self-register for an account at:

  • When registering ideally you should be logged onto an NHS or library computer, if you are using an external computer you should use your trust or email address to confirm your eligibility.
  • Once you have created an account, you can manage your account details (e.g., change your password, organisation or email address) in the hub area of your account.
  • If you have forgotten your password you can reset it here.

If you have any queries regarding NHS OpenAthens please contact the local OpenAthens Administrator Stephen Reid at or 020 8725 5433.

Having problems registering? Watch the video below on how to register for an account

Tutorial on how to regsiter for an OpenAthens Account

Recommended Resources

There are a number of high quality resources freely available to NHS England staff who have registered for an OpenAthens account. Below are some suggested resources which may be most useful for Medical Professionals.

To see the full list of available resources log in to your OpenAthens Resource Hub