NHS Athens is the system that provides you with a username
and password to access a range of healthcare databases and journal
articles which are exclusively available for NHS staff and students
to access via the internet.
They enable you to literature search and locate evidence and
information to support patient care and your own personal
development whenever you need to. They're available 24
hours a day at work and at home.
It's very straightforward, just self-register using a NHS
When you register, it's important to ensure that you select the
correct information from the drop down boxes to identify the
organisation that employs you.
Once you submit your online application, look out for an email
arriving from Athens, respond to that and you're all set up with an
Athens log-in within a few minutes.
If you do experience any problems or need
assistance with registering then please either, phone or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you've obtained your Athens log-in, take a look at our
E-resources page to see what's available; there you'll find
information on how to search for journals
via our Journal Listing (Full Text
If you've registered for NHS Athens before but have forgotten
your log-in details, please don't try to re-register! Instead
visit the MyAthens home page and choose the
link on there that will enable you to retrieve your
details. If that doesn't work just
phone or email UHND Library and we'll
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community