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NHS Resources: DynaMedex

Resources for OUH Trust staff


DynaMedex (DynaMed and Micromedex with Watson) (EBSCO and IBM) 

This guide is intended for Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust staff.

We have a separate guide for staff and students at the University of Oxford who want to use DynaMed

(OUH Resource of the Month: September 2022, June 2023)

Getting Started

STEP 1: Access DynaMedex through your institution (OUH).

STEP 2: Create your free personal user account for full functionality 

STEP 3: Download the mobile app for on-the-go access


Access DynaMedex through your institution (OUH)


Option One (works on any OUH PC, OUH VPN or authorised network)

  • Go to the OUH staff intranet homepage and click on the DynaMed icon in the clinical resources area on the right-hand side of the page. This will take you to the OUH instance of DynaMedex.
  • Click on the 'people' icon 'People' icon web button in the upper-right corner of the DynaMedex homepage. 
  • If you get a pop up box indicating that your access is courtesy of, 'OXFORD UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS TRUST', then you have been successful and can move on to STEP 2 (create a personal user account).

Pop up box, which includes the text 'Your access courtesy of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust'

  • If you do not, follow the instructions below for home/private network users. 

Option Two: (works on home/private networks)

  • Go to the DynaMedex website, click on the people icon in the upper-right corner of the page and select Sign In.
  • Click on the OpenAthens link at the bottom of the page and log in with your OpenAthens credentials.  
  • Proceed to STEP 2 (create a personal user account).
  • Or simply use the Quick Search box below (OpenAthens account required).


Create your free personal user account. 

What are the benefits of a personal user account?

How do I reset my password?

Account Setup

  • To create your account, log on to the OUH instance of DynaMedex (see STEP 1) and click on the 'people' icon A screenshot of the People icon in the upper-right corner of the DynaMedex homepage.
  • Click the 'Create Account' button in the resulting dialogue box.  

'Create Account' button

  • Complete the online form
  • Return to and sign in with your new credentials. 
  • Use your new account to access DynaMedex from anywhere (from now on you can skip STEP 1 and just sign in from  


Personal Account Benefits

  • Use your personal user account to access DynaMedex on any device or network
  • Track your usage for CME and MOC credits 
  • 'Follow' topics by setting up personalised alerts.
  • Save searches.


Resetting Your Password

  • From the Sign In Screen, click 'Forgot password?'
  • Enter your email address and click 'Continue'. You will be prompted to check your email for a security code.
  • Enter the security code and set a new password.


Download the mobile app


  • Download the mobile app for quick, on-the-go access. 
  • The app is available on Google Play (Android) and the App Store (iOS) 
  • The app is compatible with any iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 10.0 or higher or any Android device running Android 5.0 or higher.  
  • Search for 'Dynamed and Micromedex' and download the app. 

Screenshot of the DynaMed and Micromedex app in a mobile app store

  • Open the app on your device, tap 'Sign in' and enter your personal user account credentials (see STEP 2 for this information)

Screenshot of the DynaMed and Micromedex app sign in screen

  • Your personal account credentials will authenticate the mobile app for 3 months, after which you will be prompted to re-enter your account credentials
  • At this time, the mobile app can only be used while connected to the internet 


Mobile Browser

If you don’t want to download the app to your device, you can access DynaMedex on your mobile browser with your personal user account credentials. The mobile browser experience mimics the web version of DynaMedex.

Simply enter ‘’ in your mobile browser (Safari, Chrome) and log in with your personal user account credentials.


About DynaMedex

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 

DynaMed and Micromedex with Watson - Tutorial from EBSCO on Vimeo.

Quick Search

Quick Search Box. Results are displayed in DynaMedex. OpenAthens account required.

DynaMedex for Nurses

Graphic showing a photo of a nurse consulting a computer tablet. The graphic is overlayed with the following text: "Five Reasons Nurses Turn to DynaMed and Micromedex with Watson"

DynaMedex User Guide


Video Tutorials

Mobile App

'D+M' web button

The DynaMed and Micromedex with Watson mobile app gives you quick answers to clinical questions on the go. Available on Android and Apple devices. Refer to the Getting Started section (STEP 3) for installation instructions.   

Continuing Medical Education (CME)


Contact Us

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We are happy to take your questions.


Telephone: 01865 (2)21936.