BMJ Best Practice

BMJ Best Practice is a trusted clinical decision support tool which provides healthcare professionals with access to the latest relevant clinical information when making diagnosis and treatment decisions.

BMJ Best Practice includes:

  • A modern, fresh user interface and navigation

  • Enhanced differential diagnosis and treatment algorithms

  • Videos covering the most common clinical procedures

  • Improved page designs with quick links to increase speed to answer

  • More than 250 integrated medical calculators

  • Patient discussions and nearly 400 patient leaflets

  • The latest evidence and Cochrane Clinical Answers


Plus an award-winning app that can be used offline, ensuring that you always have the information you need, when you need it


To Access BMJ Best Practice:

OpenAthens access steps

1. Visit and click 'Log in'.

2. You will be presented with an ‘Access through your institution’ button. 


3. When selected, you will be asked to search for your institution. Please type and select ‘NHS in England’, and then log in using your OpenAthens username and password.

4. Click 'continue' to link your OpenAthens account with your BMJ Best Practice personal account. You can use these personal account details to log in and access BMJ Best Practice anywhere.

To support you in getting started & how to download the App have a read of this user guide or alternatively watch the below video.

Opening Hours

The library is staffed the following times:


Monday - 9am-5pm

Tuesday - 9am-5pm

Wednesday 9am-5pm

Thursday 9am-5pm

Friday 9am-5pm

You can gain access out of hours using your NHS Trust swipe card.

Get in Touch


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