Evidence-based Summaries

These decision support tools summarise the current state of knowledge about interventions used to prevent and treat clinical conditions. 

An NHS OpenAthens username and password is required to access those databases marked with an asterisk(*).


BestBets (BETs) provides answers to very specific clinical problems, using the best available evidence. BETs are designed specifically for Emergency Medicine.

BMJ Best Practice*

BMJ Best Practice is a decision-support tool for use at the point of care. Structured around the patient consultation, it presents the required information just as it’s needed.


NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries

The NICE CKS service provides primary care practitioners with a readily accessible summary of the current evidence base and practical guidance on best practice in respect of over 300 common and/or significant primary care presentations.

If you need help using any of these resources please contact your local library.