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Registration process

How do I get an NHS Wales OpenAthens account?

You’ll need to self-register for an NHS Wales OpenAthens account, and here are some helpful tips to make sure your form gets processed as quickly as possible to get you using the e-resources you need! 

Complete all the mandatory information. You need to select “Social Workers and Social Care Workers.” 

(You need to select one of the Welsh Government account options that is relevant for you:

 “Welsh Government Health and Social Care Funded/ Sponsored Bodies.”)

This will ensure that your OpenAthens administrator will receive your form. See the below picture and watch this video if you need more help.   

After you have filled in your form, your account is created, and your local OpenAthens administrator will be notified. They will approve your account and arrange for a library catalogue account too.  Our library catalogue, NHS Wales LibrarySearch, can be accessed from our homepage. You will be able to use the same username and password for both systems