Athens Passwords

To Register for an Athens password go to https://register.athensams.net/nhs/nhseas/


What is an Athens password?
The NHS Workforce Development Confederations have provided funding for a core set of information databases that can be searched for journal references, for obtaining full-text articles, to view medical images and to read electronic books. To access these resources an ATHENS password is required.
A list of the bibliographic databases can be found on our National Core Content Databases page

How can I obtain an Athens password?
It is better to register for an ATHENS password when you are attached to the NHS computer network, because ATHENS can recognise the NHS computer servers and register you straight away.

You can register from a non-NHSnet computer, i.e. at home, but you may have to wait up to 10- 15 days for your credentials to be verified. However, once you have your ATHENS password you can use it from your home computer.
You can check if you are connected to an NHSnet computer by going to http://nww.nhs.uk - if the page won't open your computer is not attached to NHSnet.

To Register for an Athens password go to https://register.athensams.net/nhs/nhseas/