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Nursing: Exeter & Truro

Access to using National NHS library services and resources during your course

All students registered on an NHS commissioned course are eligible for a national NHS Athens account. This will be set up for you by the university on registration. You need to activate your account as soon as possible by clicking on the link in the confirmation email you receive or it will expire.

This will enable you to access the NHS funded national level journals and databases via


Access to free WiFi at Derriford Hospital

When you are on placement at Derriford Hospital, you will be able to register with your email address to use the free WiFi service called WiFi Spark.  There is also access to Eduroam in the Trust.


You can also access this website to see the e-books available to Derriford staff using your Plymouth Hospitals NHS Athens account. The website also gives details of new nursing, midwifery and care books available in the Discovery Library. 

You will need to register for a local NHS Athens account when you are on placement at Derriford. Please wait till you are on placement within the NHS and register from an NHS computer, stating the end-date of your placement in that trust, at: