Institutional / multi-user subscriptions

An 'institutional subscription' is required when you have more than 10 users within one workplace/site/Trust. Athens authentication is used to give your multiple users access to the CPD Online site easily.



Could you get CPD Online through your place of work?


Many NHS Trusts have already taken out institutional subscriptions to CPD Online - ask your librarian or CPD supervisor whether your Trust is one of these. If not, you can recommend CPD Online to your librarian or CPD supervisor, or print out the form below and give it to them.



In order to process an institutional subscription, your workplace will need to have an OpenAthens account. For more information about OpenAthens technology, visit the OpenAthens website.



What are the benefits of an institutional subscription?


  • It is a cost-effective way to provide 25 hours of CPD for many psychiatrists at once.


  • OpenAthens authentication (see below) allows easy access for and management/administration of multiple users.


  • You receive more personalised customer service from the CPD Online team.


  • It provides your staff with a rich information source to improve knowledge and help them acquire new skills quickly.


  • It enables your staff to keep up to date with new research and best practice in psychiatry.


  • You can subscribe via your library's usual subscription agent.


  • The higher the number of users, the bigger the savings your institution can make.



How much does it cost?


Institutional prices are grouped into 'bands' depending on how many users you want. To see the price bands and place an order, visit the Institutional Subscriptions page on the Turpin website.



What is OpenAthens and what happens next?


Information about the OpenAthens technology.


As soon as your order has been processed you will receive an email from asking for your OpenAthens ID.


Once this has been received, you will be sent an email containing instructions on how to activate the access so your users can log in via OpenAthens. Please ensure you check all mail folders, including spam/junk.


If you would like more information about the subscription setup process, please contact




During the pandemic, there will be no limit on eLearning that can be counted for CPD; it will be possible for ALL 50 CREDITS to be obtained in this way.
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