The NHS Knowledge and Library Services can give you access to thousands of journals, e-books, guidelines, medical databases, clinical decision support tools and providing up to date, trusted evidence and information, all online and in one place. Enabling high quality decision making, professional development, research and innovation to achieve health improvement across England, locally, regionally and nationally.

Its fully funded by NHS England for NHS staff, trainees, students and learners throughout their career.

Before you start though, you need an NHS Open Athens account to take full advantage of all these tools and resources. To set up and register for an account, please register here.

If you need any support on how to register, please watch this video guide on how to register.

FREE OpenAthens Training

The Training Hub have the opportunity to organise a FREE group session for those who want to know more about OpenAthens, how to use the database and if you have any questions. The session usually takes about an hour, depending on your needs. We don’t schedule particular sessions so if you would be interested in joining a group session, please register your interest for training.

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