OUH Trust OpenAthens access

OpenAthens gives NHS staff access to online journals and other resources that have been bought nationally and locally with NHS funding.

Once you have your OpenAthens username and password, please go to MyAthens to see a list of the resources that are available to you.

How to register

To register for an NHS OpenAthens username and password, you will need to be employed by the NHS in the UK.

Click here to register. You will be required to fill in an online form. If you register on an OUHNet computer and/or with an NHS email address an account activation email will be sent to you straight away. Otherwise an account activation email should be sent to you within two weeks.

Existing accounts

If you have an existing account but are having problems logging on the following information might help.

Has your NHS OpenAthens account expired?

To renew your NHS OpenAthens account, email hcl-athens@bodleian.ox.ac.uk with the following information:

  • Your current work details, if different
  • You current contract details, if different.

Have you forgotten your NHS OpenAthens password?

  • Click here to reset your password. Enter your OpenAthens username (e.g. nhsjbloggs007) and the email address you gave when you registered.
  • Your password will be reset and sent to your email address immediately.
  • Alternatively, contact us.
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