Answered By: Hannah Congrave
Last Updated: Sep 12, 2022     Views: 254

Medical students, Operating Department Practice students, Nursing students, Midwifery students, and Physiotherapy students are entitled to have an academic NHS Athens username. This allows access to digital library resources that are available across England, including AMED, Embase, Social Policy and Practice, eLearning for Healthcare and BMJ Best Practice.  (The BNF and BNF app do not need NHS Athens).

We may register you for an account when you start your course, but to register, please contact from your University email account, and tell us which course you are on.  Please send enquiries to the same email address.

University staff who teach any of the above student groups are also eligible for NHS Athens and can request one by emailing

Students on other courses in the Medical School or the College of Life Sciences are unfortunately not entitled to an academic NHS Athens username. If you are also employed by the NHS, you can apply for a regular NHS Athens. To do this you need to contact your local NHS library. In Leicester, these are at the Leicester General Hospital, Glenfield Hospital, and the Leicester Royal Infirmary.