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 NHS Mid Yorkshire 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 links to external sources which may be of interest and allows allows users to download information, including patient leaflets & PDF’s.
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.
Before you can access the app you will need to register for a ‘personal BMJ account’ (or log in if you already have one).
If you need to set up a personal account here’s how to register:
Visit this link and log in via OpenAthens:
Once you are logged in via OpenAthens you will then be prompted to create a personal account:
Once you have registered for a personal account you will be able 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.
To download the app:
Visit the Apple or Google Play store and search for ‘BMJ Best Practice’
Select and download the app and when prompted, use your BMJ Best Practice ‘personal account’ details to sign in and download the content.
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.
If you would like further information on BMJ Best Practice please contact the library firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 must log in to your personal account whilst using your institution’s network at least once every 6 months, to keep your account active.