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Library Services - Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust: BMJ Best Practice

BMJ Best Practice is a clinical decision support tool, uniquely structured around the patient consultation, with advice on symptom evaluation, tests to order and treatment approach.

Use BMJ Best Practice to:

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

Follow these three easy steps to get started

Access BMJ Best Practice
Access to BMJ Best Practice is provided by Health Education England to all NHS staff in England through OpenAthens.

First go to
Click 'Log in' and select the OpenAthens option and sign in with your username and password. You will then be taken back to BMJ Best Practice.

To register for an OpenAthens account, go to

Set up a personal account

Setting up a personal account gives you access to extra features. You will be prompted to create a personal account on your first visit. You can also click 'create account' on the top right corner of the homepage.

With a personal account you can:

  • Download the BMJ Best Practice app
  • Track your CME/CPD activity and download certificates

Download the app

First, make sure you have completed step 2 and created your personal account.*

  1. Search for ‘BMJ Best Practice’ on the App Store or Google Play
  2. Select the app and start the download
  3. Enter your personal account login details to complete the download.

* Available for Android 4.2 (API version 17+), iOS 7 and above