Access a wide-range of NHS electronic resources such as journals, databases and electronic books from anywhere to find the information you need, via NHS OpenAthens.
NHS OpenAthens allows you to access quality information resources online, including healthcare databases, e-journals, ebooks and the BNF app. You will need to create an account in order to access these resources.
Who is eligible?
NHS OpenAthens accounts are freely available to NHS staff, and students on NHS-commissioned courses.
How can I register?
NHS members of staff can self-register for an account by completing the online form. Please note: you must be logged on to an NHS or library computer to create your account. If you are using an external computer, you will need to use your NHS email address to register in order to confirm your eligibility. If you do not use one of these methods, you will not be able to access the resources.
Eligible students include:
What happens next?
Once you have self-registered for an account, you should receive an activation email within 2 hours. Follow the link in this email to set your password and activate your account (passwords should be between 8-20 characters long and must include a number). The activation code will expire after 2 weeks. If you do not receive an activation email within 24 hours of submitting your registration, please contact your OpenAthens administrators.
Forgotten your password?
Updating your account
Update your account information (for example, change your password, email address or organisation).
Renew your account
If your account has expired, but you are still an eligible user, you can renew your account. If you have any problems or queries regarding NHS OpenAthens, please contact your local OpenAthens Administrator.
Local OpenAthens Administrator
St George's Healthcare NHS Trust, including Community Services Division and NHS Wandsworth and CCG staff
020 8725 5433
South West London and St. George’s Mental Health Trust
020 3513 5026
NICE Evidence Search provides access to the best UK-focused evidence based resources and is especially good for locating guidelines, policies and reviews.
If you are searching for articles on a topic use one of the NHS Healthcare databases. You can access the following NHS databases with your NHS OpenAthens account hosted by NICE:
- Health Business Elite
Access the Cochrane Library for systematic reviews of healthcare interventions. If you want to find out more about resources to support evidence based healthcare and the principles behind it, read our Evidence-based Healthcare page.
NHS staff have access to thousands electronic full-text journals covering clinical medicine, nursing, psychology and healthcare management, as well as print titles available in the Library. See the journals list hosted by NICE.
Remember to sign in with your OpenAthens username and password to search this page. For further help with NHS journals see our online guide to finding NHS Journals.
Access to additional university e-journals is normally only available onsite at St. George’s Library, unless you have an honorary contract with St. George’s, University of London. Talk to a member of library staff for more details.
NHS e-books can be found through the Library Catalogue where they are identified by the class mark EBOOK NHS LOGIN. Some NHS e-books can also be browsed via NICE Evidence E-books. Remember to sign in with your OpenAthens username and password to search or browse this list. For further help with NHS E-books see our guide: Finding NHS E-books.
The NICE British National Formulary (BNF) and NICE British National Formulary for Children (BNFC) apps are available on iTunes and Google Play. To use the NICE BNFC app for the first time, you will need to enter your NHS OpenAthens user name and password to activate the app and download the content. For more information about healthcare apps see our Guide to Mobile resources.
Visit the NICE’s My Resources page to see a list of all the resources available to you including BMJ's Clinical Evidence and Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin.
You can access St George's University Hospital Intranet from an onsite SGUL computer by following the instructions below.
1) Go to: http://stginet (note: please use Internet Explorer)
2) A login box will appear. UserName is "stgeorges\school_user" without the quotation marks.
3) Password is "access"
Last Updated: Monday, 03 April 2017 13:36