Register for a NHS England OpenAthens account

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Please note that you need to activate your account before you can use it. Please read the information on the page you’ll see after you have submitted this form, and check your inbox for your activation email.

This registration page can only be used to create OpenAthens accounts for NHS England users. Users from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland should access the relevant service using the links below:

To help the approval of your application, if possible:

  • register using your work email address
  • register from your workplace

If we do not recognise your email address or the location that you’re registering from, an OpenAthens administrator will need to assess your details and decide whether you meet the eligibility criteria.

To enter your organisation, please start typing the name of your organisation in the box. Wait a couple of seconds for a list of options to appear, and then click on the appropriate option to select it. Not every organisation is listed, as some are grouped together by region. If you work for a GP practice or CCG, or a public health or social care organisation, try typing the name of your organisation first. If nothing relevant appears in the list of options, try entering your type of organisation and your region, for example:

  • GPs and practice staff North
  • Social care Midlands
  • Public health London
  • Commissioning South West

This helps to speed up the approval process, and makes sure you get access to all the resources available to you.


Data Protection

Jisc will hold your personal details and may provide you with information about the resources available. Your national, regional and local OpenAthens administrator(s) can also access your details.

Your local NHS library may contact you about local services, training, and support in relation to OpenAthens resources.

For more details, see NICE’s privacy notice and the OpenAthens privacy notice.