NHS OpenAthens

NHS OpenAthens – unlocking knowledge and evidence

For free, secure access to a range of high-quality digital resources from the extensive, NHS-funded collection including e-books, journals, study aids, databases of clinical management and social policy information and more, you need an NHS OpenAthens account.

NHS OpenAthens is the ‘key’ that unlocks a range of quality, trusted, evidence-based information for health and care staff throughout their career. So, it is important you have an active account.

The NHS Knowledge and Library Hub and the national clinical decision support tool, BMJ Best Practice are accessed through NHS OpenAthens, as well as a large collection of OUP medical handbooks, the Royal Marsden Manual, Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines and more.

One of the primary advantages of having an up-to-date NHS OpenAthens account is being able to get to these online resources wherever, whenever you need them, from any connected device at work, in practice, on call, while studying and at home, 24/7.

Funded and managed by NICE on behalf of the NHS in England NHS OpenAthens, and the resources it unlocks, is available to more members of the wider health and care than you might think. Social workers, dentists, community pharmacists and public health practitioners are just some of the professionals who are eligible for an account.

Sign up today or renew your account. Find out more