Authentication and identity management National systems

The national authentication and identity management service used for NHS library resources is currently OpenAthens. 

This is provided by Jisc and funded by NICE.

NICE provides national NHS OpenAthens administration. HEE funds four NHS library teams to provide regional administration.

Local library teams do administration for the organisation(s) for which they provide library services.

See information provided by NICE about NHS OpenAthens, including the user registration form, eligibility criteria and privacy notice.  

Page last reviewed: 1 November 2021