Focus On: BMJ Best Practice

BMJ Best Practice is a useful online resource which follows a step-by-step approach that is structured around the patient consultation and covers diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention.

BMJ Best Practice is free for all Mid BMJ LOGO.pngYorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust staff to access via NHS OpenAthens.

BMJ Best Practice Website

The BMJ Best Practice website allows users to access reliable decision-support information and ever evolving medical information on thousands of clinical topics.

It also provides:

  • The latest guidelines and treatment algorithms
  • Procedural videos on essential clinical techniques
  • Important Updates to alert you when evidence has changed
  • Links to drug databases and Cochrane Clinical Answers
  • More than 250 interactive medical calculators
  • An award winning app with offline access
  • The ability to download whole topic PDF’s links
  • Patient leaflets and patient discussion aids.GET STARTED GUIDE.png

The website also has an CME/CPD activity tracking tool which logs your searches and active hours and allows users to create activity certificates to support revalidation and CME/CPD. More information on this can be found in this BMJ User Guide.

BMJ Best Practice App

The newly launched BMJ Best Practice app is now available for download on Apple & Android devices. It allows users to gain fast access to clinical answers on the move (even offline).

To download the app:

  1. Sign up to BMJ Best Practice via OpenAthens (or Log In if you already have one).1.png
  2. Once you are logged in via OpenAthens you will then be prompted to create a personal account.2.png
  3. Visit the Apple or Google Play store and search for ‘BMJ Best Practice’. Use your personal account username and password to access the app. Logging into the app via your personal account also ensures that your activity and active hours are logged in your CME/CPD activity tracker.*

* Once you have downloaded the new app please delete any old versions of the app you may have as they will no longer be updated. You must log in to your personal account whilst using your institution’s network at least once every 6 months, to keep your account active.

Further information

This BMJ Best Practice Video provides further information on this useful online resource.

If you would like any further information on BMJ Best Practice please contact the library library.pgh@midyorks.nhs.uk. Or if you are a Trust staff member and would like to sign up to NHS OpenAthens you can register for an account here.

You may also be interested in…

BMJ host several webinars and podcasts throughout the year, with international experts. These are aimed at healthcare professionals and students with an interest in keeping up to date with the latest scientific developments, evidence-based medicine and guidelines.

You can access the latest podcasts and webinars by clicking this link.

 

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