Tuesday, 29 April 2008

How to register for an NHS Athens password

1. From an NHSnet computer

If you have access to an NHSnet computer, including all computers on the GOSH network, you should self-register.

· Go to https://register.athensams.net/nhs/
· Follow the screen instruction and click on Start registration process
· As region select London SHA
· Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust is within the NHS North Central London

The NHS Athens username and password will be emailed to you immediately to an email address of your choice; this does not have to be your GOSH email address.

2. From any other computer

If you do not have access to an NHSnet computer, you can still self-register at the website mentioned in 1, but it will take around 15 days for you to receive your KA24 Athens username and password.

It is quicker to complete an application form, available from the library or to download from http://www.ich.ucl.ac.uk/services_and_facilities/internal/library/stock/databases/ka24.html, and return it to the library. You will receive your NHS Athens account details by email and in the internal post.

Changing your password

You can change your password to something more memorable at www.athensams.net/myathens/. Log on and follow the on screen instructions for changing passwords.

Further information

For further information on the NHS service, including guides on how to search the databases, please see the library web site at http://www.ich.ucl.ac.uk/services_and_facilities/internal/library/stock/databases/ka24.html or pick up our factsheets in the library.

For support or training in the use of the NHS Athens, please contact:

Grazia Manzotti (Deputy Librarian) 020 7242 9789 x2424
Email: g.manzotti@ich.ucl.ac.uk

Ruth Muscat (Clinical Information Support Librarian) 020 7405 9200 x5175
Email: muscar@gosh.nhs.uk

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