An OpenAthens account gives you access to a set of online resources, like journals, BMJ Best Practice, and ClinicalKey.

You can use your login details to access resources:

  • on your phone
  • at home
  • anywhere with an internet connection

How to register

If you are a new user, you will need to:

  1. Log onto a Trust computer
  2. Visit
  3. Enter your details (students on placement should use a personal email address, not a university email address)
  4. Click Register
  5. Click the activation link in your email

If you have any questions, you can email the library for more information.

How to register for an OpenAthens account

How to register for an OpenAthens account: large print version

Changing trust

If you have joined Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from a different trust, you will need to:

  1. Visit
  2. Sign in to your OpenAthens account
  3. Select Change organisation
  4. Edit the form
  5. Click Change to save your changes