BMJ Best Practice – Straight to the point of care
(OUH Resource of the Month, March 2023)
The online point of care tool BMJ Best Practice – which gives healthcare professionals fast and easy access to the latest information when making diagnosis and treatment decisions – is now available to all NHS staff.
Updated daily, BMJ Best Practice 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 with an NHS OpenAthens account, and as a mobile app with a BMJ personal account.
OUH staff can also get direct access to BMJ Best Practice (without logging-in to OpenAthens) via the link on the front page of the OUH Intranet.
Further information and training guides are available on the BMJ website. Or contact us for more help at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access on an OUH PC or Authorised Network
2. If you are automatically authenticated you can proceed to step 6. You have been automatically authenticated if you can see 'Access provided by: Health Education England (HEE)' at the top of the page.
Access via OpenAthens
3. Go to the BMJ Best Practice website. If you are not automatically authenticated (see step 2), select 'Login' and then, 'Access through your institution' at the top of the page. Then type and select 'NHS in England'.
4. Log in using your OpenAthens username and password. Oxford Clinical medicine students can also access BMJ Best Practice via this method if they have an OpenAthens account.
5. You can also access BMJ Best Practice from the Knowledge and Library Hub.
Get your Personal Account
6. 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.
Using the App
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