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Logging In and Out

  • How do I log into my account?
  • Logging out
    • The Log out button is situated in the top left hand side of the page and it is accessible from every screen in the system.

      Once logged out you can then close the page, tab or browser window.

      NOTE: Your session will timeout after a period of inactivity, requiring you to log into to the Hub to access your account and e-learning sessions.

  • What should I do if I can't log into my account?
  • OpenAthens

  • What is OpenAthens?
    • NHS OpenAthens is an identity and access management service, used by the NHS in England and Scotland to provide all eligible staff with access to online resources such as bibliographic databases, journals and books.  If you are eligible for an NHS OpenAthens account, this will also give you access to NHSE elfh elearning resources.

      Find out more about OpenAthens eligibility here.


  • Who is eligible for an OpenAthens account?
    • If you do not have an OpenAthens account, please check the eligibility criteria thoroughly before attempting to register for an OpenAthens account.

      Click here to check eligibility.

  • Can I use my OpenAthens account to access the NHSE elfh Hub?
    • Yes, you can if you have registered with an NHS England or NHS Scotland OpenAthens provider. We are hoping to introduce OpenAthens for Wales and Northern Ireland in due course.

  • How do I use my OpenAthens account to access the NHSE elfh Hub?
    • 1. Go to the NHSE elfh website, by typing into your browser.

      2. Select 'Sign On with OpenAthens'.

      3. Select 'NHS England' or 'NHS Scotland'. Log in to the OpenAthens provider with your log in details as previously supplied by them.

      4. You will be routed back to the NHSE elfh Hub.

      If this is the first time you have used your OpenAthens credentials to access the NHSE elfh Hub, then you will see the following screen that comprises of two different options:


      OPTION 1

      If you have an existing NHSE elfh Hub account then you should enter the username and password for that account in the first panel on the screen. This enables us to link your NHSE elfh account to your OpenAthens account and you will be able to gain access to your previous learning records.

      OPTION 2

      If you do not have an existing NHSE elfh account you should choose the second panel and 'Proceed to next step'. We will create an account for you and link that account to your OpenAthens account so that in future you can just use your OpenAthens details and access the NHSE elfh Hub.

  • As an existing NHSE elfh user, if I start using my OpenAthens account to access the NHSE elfh Hub, will I lose my learning history?
    • Yes.

      To stop this from happening you can link your original NHSE elfh account to your OpenAthens login details the first time you log in via OpenAthens.

      Once you have linked the accounts together, your learning history will be maintained.