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NHS Athens

What is NHS Athens?

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.


How can Athens resources help me?

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.

How do I obtain an Athens log-in?

It's very straightforward, just self-register using a NHS computer.
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 contact us


How do I know what's available?

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 Finder).

I've forgotten My Athens log-in details....HELP!

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, click on the login icon, then select "forgotten your password",  Enter your email address and select next.  You will be sent an email to reset your password.

If that doesn't work just contact us and we'll help.

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