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BMJ Best Practice

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BMJ Best Practice is a trusted clinical decision support tool which provides healthcare professionals with access to the latest relevant clinical information when making diagnosis and treatment decisions.

BMJ Best Practice includes:

  • A modern, fresh user interface and navigation

  • Enhanced differential diagnosis and treatment algorithms

  • Videos covering the most common clinical procedures

  • Improved page designs with quick links to increase speed to answer

  • More than 250 integrated medical calculators

  • Patient discussions and nearly 400 patient leaflets

  • The latest evidence and Cochrane Clinical Answers


Plus an award-winning app that can be used offline, ensuring that you always have the information you need, when you need it.

To Access BMJ Best Practice:

1. Visit and click 'Log in'.

2. You will be presented with an ‘Access through your institution’ button. 


​3. When selected, you will be asked to search for your institution. Please type and select ‘NHS in England’, and then log in using your OpenAthens username and password.

4. Click 'continue' to link your OpenAthens account with your BMJ Best Practice personal account. You can use these personal account details to log in and access BMJ Best Practice anywhere.

To support you in getting started & how to download the App have a read of this user guide or alternatively watch this video.

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How to use the BMJ Best Practice Comorbidities tool

The BMJ Best Practice Comorbidities tool prompts healthcare professionals to consider a patient’s comorbidities when accessing treatment information on an acute topic. When comorbidities are selected, a tailored patient management plan is produced instantly.


BMJ Best Practice is the only clinical decision support tool to do this. Written by leading specialists, this tool provides treatment advice based on the latest evidence and is presented in a way that’s realistic for daily practice. It emphasises the most important take-home points and, where evidence is scarce or equivocal, expert opinion is provided.


Treating the acute presentation alongside existing conditions enables healthcare professionals to quickly treat and stabilise patients with comorbidities. This improves the quality of care, and efficiencies are made through the effective management of the patient. This means better clinical outcomes, shorter hospital stays and fewer readmissions.

To support you in getting started have a read of this user guide or alternatively watch these videos.


Condition combinations available in the BMJ Best Practice Comorbidities tool

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