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NHS OpenAthens

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An NHS Athens account is your key to opening access to a wealth of high quality, often subscription-based online information selected to support your professional and CPD activities. 


The benefits

  • Single username and password for the majority of online resources available to NHS and social care staff whether purchased nationally, regionally or by your local organisation.
  • Can be used anywhere, work, home or mobile.
  • Account can be transferred as you move to different posts in the NHS.
  • Local administrator available to help with access issues and use of the resources.

What's available?

In Worcestershire you will have access to the following:
  • The clinical databases purchased by the NICE, including Medline, PsychInfo, HMIC, BNI, AMED and Embase.  There are also databases that we subscribe to locally such as CINAHL Complete and Health Business Elite.
  • Full-text journal articles from the BMJ, AMA, Sciencedirect, Wiley and many more. 
  • Electronic books including mental health titles, Oxford textbooks and the Oxford handbooks.
  • BNF and BNFC including the popular mobile app.
  • Clinical evidence reference and decision support tools such as UpToDate (limited access to the Acute Trust) and BMJ Best Practice.
  • Visit our Find Information pages or go to the My Resources tab in Athens for full details.
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Athens links

Register for an account 

(Remember - use a work or professional email address!)

Forgotten password?
Am I eligible for an account?
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Your Athens Administrator

If you have any queries about access to Athens resources or you are having problems with your username and/or password, please contact:

Emma Gibbs

01905 760601 or ext. 33763


You can download your documents by clicking here

Page Last Updated: 04 July 2022