NHS OpenAthens Registration


The NHS England OpenAthens account gives you secure easy access at work and at home, to online resources such as journal articles, e-books and databases, using a single username and password to sign-in.


How do I register for an NHS OpenAthens Account?

  • Visit and follow the instructions to register (takes about five minutes).
  • Check the inbox of the email address you used to register for the account, and click on the activation code which has been emailed to you – you can then choose your password.
  • For instant registration please register using an NHS networked computer and/or NHS email address. If you do not use an NHS computer or an NHS email address it may take longer to process your application.
  • If you encounter any problems please contact the NDDH library staff on ext. 2363 (01271 322363) or email

Last updated: July 16, 2020