NHS ATHENS registration for NHS Staff
Who can register?
Any member of staff working within the NHS may register for a personal NHS Athens account online using the registration form available at: https://register.athensams.net/nhs/nhseng/
Alternatively, NHS staff may refer to the NHS Athens administrator at their local library for further information.
NHS Athens passwords can be reset if you have forgotten your password; follow the links at the website above.
NHS ATHENS registration for medical students and their teachers
Students on placement or attachment with an NHS organisation in England may also register for a personal NHS Athens account whilst on placement.
Additionally, UCL is participating in a pilot that aims to explore access to NHS resources for year 1 and year 2 undergraduate medical students and their teachers. Information about the pilot has been provided to students as part of the MBBS information skills training programme. Eligible students and teaching staff may additionally refer to their local pilot NHS Athens administrator at the Royal Free Medical Library, the Cruciform Library or the Archway Healthcare Library for further information.
What services can I access?
Electronic resources available from NHS Evidence
A range of electronic resources are accessible with a personal NHS Athens account from NHS Evidence at http://www.evidence.nhs.uk
NHS Evidence provides access to several collections of guidelines and evidence based reviews, as well as medical images and medicines resources, including the British National Formulary, the British National Formulary for Children and the National Electronic Library for Medicines. Additionally, 30+ Specialist Collections provide the best available evidence for communities of practice based on specialties and patient groups.
NHS Evidence also provides access to the following databases: AMED, British Nursing Index, CINAHL, Embase, HMIC: DH-Data and Kings Fund, Medline, and PsycINFO. Full text electronic journal collections include Health Business Elite. Additionally available is a healthcare ebook collection.
UCL-procured electronic resources supporting education, research and clinical practice in the NHS
Additional resources are licensed through UCL Library Services, that are accessible using standard personal NHS Athens accounts, directly from the desktop at the workplace or at home. These currently include:
Clinical Evidence from the BMJ Publishing Group: http://clinicalevidence.bmj.com
HaPI (Health & Psychosocial Instruments): http://ovidsp.ovid.com/athens
- Lippincott journals. Around 250 titles are available though this route. All are current subscriptions, with no embargo.
- PsycARTICLES. Over 70 journal titles from the American Psychological Association. All are current subscriptions, with no embargo.
EBSCOhost EJS: http://ejournals.ebsco.com
Access to around 50 additional journal titles as a result of consortial purchasing undertaken by UCL Library Services on behalf of three Trusts: the Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust, the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust and University College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
70 Oxford Handbooks and Textbooks, as well as additional ebook titles, including the Oxford Handbook for the Foundation Programme, the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, the Oxford Textbook of Public Health and the Oxford Textbook of Surgery.
In-library access to UCL’s electronic resources*
Access the full range of licensed UCL Library Services electronic journals from dedicated computers (Explore Access Points) located within most UCL libraries. Click here to see which ejournals may be accessed through this service.
UCL's electronic books may also be accessed through the Explore Access Points; to see which ones are available search Explore, limit the search to Library catalogue and follow the links to 'Online access'.
A number of databases and full-text e-resources are also available for searching from these machines, including Best Practice, Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, Maternity and Infant Care Database, Scopus, Social Policy and Practice, Web of Science. See the full list of resources and databases here
NHS Evidence is also available from the Explore Access Points.
*Note: Printing is not currently possible from the Explore Access Points. Subject to copyright restrictions (see Terms of access), users may save copies of documents to their own unencrypted USB storage device (devices containing encrypted software cannot be used on the Explore Access Points).
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Last modified 9th June 2011