Who is eligible/NHS Family?
The users listed below are entitled to access resources purchased by the NHS. Users in categories A to G should apply for an Athens account on our online registration form. Other users should contact their regional Athens administrator (see below).
A. Employees, workers and contractors of organisations which provide NHS-commissioned care in England
Note: Criterion A includes government-funded bodies which provide public health services
B. Employees, workers and contractors of organisations which commission care for NHS patients in England
C. Employees, workers and contractors of health and social care organisations which receive government funding to provide executive, regulatory, advisory and delivery services to the NHS in England
D. Employees, workers and contractors of organisations which receive government funding to provide social care services or information to support social care service delivery.
E. Registered health care professionals who provide NHS-commissioned care in England
F. Individuals engaged to provide education, training or research for the NHS in England
G. Healthcare students, from the date of commencement of an NHS-commissioned education programme which involves practice and placement within NHS provider services, for the duration of their programme.
H. Patients, carers and members of the public (walk-in access only)
I. Any other person authorised by any of the persons listed in A to E above to use or otherwise have the benefit of Company Deliverables or Services
Note that employees, workers and contractors referred to in points A, B, C and D have access only whilst engaged in NHS-related business.
The following entities are excluded (except where individuals are eligible under A-I above)
- Royal Colleges
- Higher Education Institutions
- Private sector organisations which provide non-NHS commissioned care
- Private sector organisations which provide consultancy services to the NHS
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Health-related research and information charities which do not provide care
- Commercial information providers
Note that our resources are for users in England only. Users who wish to access health resources in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales should click on the relevant link below:
The current list of OpenAthens Administrators can be found here.