BMJ Best Practice

BMJ Best Practice is a decision support tool for use at the point of care

What does BMJ Best Practice do?

This resource combines the latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion in a step-by-step approach and covering prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.

What information is available?

BMJ Best Practice contains: 

  • Information on thousands of diagnoses and diagnostic tests.
  • Seamless links to drug formularies for comprehensive drug information.
  • Over 4,000 diagnostic and treatment guidelines including NICE guidelines.
  • Over 200 plain language patient information leaflets to support treatment options.
  • Full reference links and over 3,500 colour images.

When should I use BMJ Best Practice?

BMJ Best Practice is your instant second opinion and as it is structured around the patient consultation it presents the required information just as it is needed.

Do I need a password?

To access BMJ Best Practice you will need an NHS OpenAthens Username and Password.

How do I access BMJ Best Practice?

There is a link to the BMJ Best Practice from the Evidence Based Summaries page of this website. You can also access the site directly at

You can access the app via Apple or the Google Play Store and searching for “BMJ Best Practice”.

Select the app and when prompted, use your BMJ Best Practice personal account details to sign in and download the content.

Need further help?

If you need help using BMJ Best Practice please contact your local library or view anonline tutorial