BMJ Best Practice



BMJ Best Practice provides access to the latest evidence-based information for healthcare professionals, structured around the patient consultation with advice on symptom evaluation, test ordering, treatment approach and follow up. It also offers clinical calculators, patient information leaflets and some procedural videos.

Introduction to BMJ Best Practice for junior doctor and healthcare professionals (HEE)

BMJ Best Practice offers

  • Daily updates of evidence summaries covering thousands of symptoms and conditions
  • 250 clinical calculators
  • 400 patient leaflets
  • Procedural videos
  • Links to BNF and BNF for Children for drug information, and Cochrane Clinical Answers for more evidence


BMJ Best Practice is purchased nationally for access by all NHS organisations in England.

Onsite at KGH simply visit the BMJ Best Practice website for password-free access. You will have the option to create a personal account to record usage for CME/CPD points.

For off-site access, you can use an NHS OpenAthens account. Visit the BMJ Best Practice website and login with your NHS OpenAthens account. If asked for your organisation, select NHS England. You can also use a personal account created whilst on-site at KGH.

Mobile apps are available for Android and iOS devices. These require a personal account to authenticate which can either be created whilst on-site on a KGH PC, or off-site by logging in with NHS OpenAthens and then registering for a personal account.

What are Clinical Decision Support Tools?

Clinical Decision Support tools are reference resources designed to support clinical decision-making. Health care professionals utilise these tools to quickly lookup information concerning diagnostic and treatment guidance at the point-of-care with a patient.

Clinical Decision Support tools contain detailed summaries of a wide range of conditions and interventions, supported by synthesized and evaluated evidence-based research and/or peer-reviewed sources. Summaries are curated by health professionals and regularly updated to reflect new evidence. Summaries can include levels of evidence, rating scales or grade recommendations as well as citations back to the original research studies, systematic reviews, or guidelines.