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DynaMedex (DynaMed and Micromedex with Watson)

DynaMedex (DynaMed and Micromedex with Watson) provides evidence-based drug and disease information to support clinical decision-making at the point of care

  • Search clinically organised topics 
  • Browse by 'Specialty' or 'Drugs A-Z'
  • 'Follow' topics by setting up personalised alerts* 
  • Save searches* 
  • Earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits*
  • Use the Drug Interactions tool to look up two or more drugs for potential interactions
  • Use the IV Compatibility tool to look up two or more IV drugs for potential interactions
  • Mobile App for on-the-go access
  • Natural language drug searching via the Watson AI Assistant
  • Clinical calculators
  • Graphics and images 
  • Updated daily. 

*Personal account required 

Visit our DynaMedex research guide for more information about this resource. 

BMJ Best Practice

The online point of care tool BMJ Best Practice gives health care professionals fast and easy access to the latest information when making diagnosis and treatment decisions. Updated daily, it draws on the latest evidence-based research, guidelines and expert opinion to offer step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention. BMJ Best Practice is available online in a web browser and as a mobile app.


  •         Search thousands of clinical topics and over 6,000 clinical guidelines
  •         Find answers fast using our layout that mirrors the patient consultation
  •         Access anywhere, with online and offline access via the BMJ Best Practice app
  •         Get step-by-step guidance via our unique treatment algorithm tables
  •         Check prescription guidance using linked drug databases and over 250 medical calculators
  •         Stay current with Important Updates highlighted within each topic
  •         Ensure your ongoing professional development, with automatic CME/CPD tracking


How to Access:

  1. Access BMJ Best Practice via the link on the OUH intranet homepage or visit the BMJ Best Practice website.
  2. If you are automatically authenticated you can proceed to step 5. You have been automatically authenticated if you can see 'Access provided by: Health Education England (HEE)' at the top of the page.
  3. Select, 'Access Through Your Institution' at the top of the page and then type and select 'NHS in England'.
  4. Log in using your OpenAthens* username and password. Oxford Clinical medical students can also access BMJ Best Practice via this method if they have an OpenAthens account. 
  5. Now create your personal account. This will allow you to sign in directly using these details. Your personal account also allows you to log in to the app and to track your CPD/CME activity and download certificates.

*NHS OpenAthens is the single username and password for nearly all the online library resources purchased for NHS staff. To register, and for more information, see our online guide.


Using the App 

  1. Create your BMJ Best Practice personal account. 
  2. Visit the Apple or Google play store and search for ‘BMJ Best Practice’ to download. 
  3. Use your BMJ Best Practice ‘personal account’ details to sign in and download the content. 


Further information and training guides are available on the BMJ website. Or contact us for more help at 


Both the BNF and BNF for Children apps are available to download for free for anyone with an NHS OpenAthens account.  The apps are available for Android and iPhone devices. See full details on the NICE website.

You need an NHS OpenAthens account to activate the app and download the content.  See the OpenAthens page of this guide and email with any issues. 

The BNF and BNFc can also be accessed online from NHS Evidence Search without login.

The NICE Guidance app is also available.

Royal Marsden Manual

Nurse with patient, writing notes

The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures brings together the latest clinical evidence that nurses need to meet the requirements of their demanding profession. The Manual includes over 350 evidence-based clinical procedures related to every aspect of care, from handwashing to cardiopulmonary resuscitation. 

Exam resources for junior doctors

Clinical Resources

Reviewed Medical Apps

Find more Medical Apps on review sites such as  The review sites test and review medical related mobile apps to see which ones are good and which ones are not worth the memory space.