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Make the most of your unlimited access to BMJ Best Practice.

Available to all NHS healthcare professionals in your institution courtesy of Health Education England.

Fast access to clinical decision support anytime, anywhere

BMJ Best Practice takes you quickly and accurately to the latest evidence-based information. Our step by step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention is updated daily using robust evidence based methodology and expert opinion.

How to Access

  1. Click on 'Access BMJ Best Practice' button below.
  2. Select ‘OpenAthens’ and sign in with your OpenAthens account credentials.
  3. Once you have logged in, create your free personal account.
  4. Visit Google Play or the App store to download the award-winning app.

Download the award-winning BMJ Best Practice app

Use the new BMJ Best Practice app to find answers quickly online or offline. Access is available to everyone as part of your standard institutional subscription.

Watch a quick video on how to download the BMJ Best Practice app via OpenAthens:

How to Download the app

  1. Visit the BMJ Best Practice website and log in via OpenAthens.
  2. Click ‘Create account‘ for a personal account or 'Log in' if you already have one.
  3. Visit your Apple or Google Play store, search for ‘BMJ Best Practice’ and download app.
  4. Use your BMJ Best Practice ‘personal account’ details to sign in and download the content.

BMJ Access Support

If you need any support logging in, please visit: You can also find your local NHS library and knowledge service at To register for an OpenAthens account, go to

Training Resources

To support you getting started with BMJ Best Practice, please watch the introductory webinar or download our training slides.

If you would like to discuss your training needs, please contact Ali Boukabache, BMJ’s Training Manager –