About OpenAthens

This page is intended to assist Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s) to access the National Core Content for their students who are on courses supported by the NHS in England. Eligibility for these students has been defined by the NHS as:

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

More details will be added to help with the following:

  • Explain how to become an HEI OpenAthens administrator
  • Provide instructions on how to register your students for the National Core Content
  • Provide useful FAQs and tips for administrators setting up and administering OpenAthens accounts



HEI National Administrator Representatives (temporary):

  • Ric Paul, R.M.Paul@soton.ac.uk
  • Isla Kuhn, ilk21@cam.ac.uk