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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. You can access BMJ Best Practice either via the Knowledge Network, or via OpenAthens.
  2. To access via OpenAthens, Click on 'Access BMJ Best Practice' button below.
  3. Select the 'Access through your institution' option and sign in with your OpenAthens account credentials.
  4. Once you have logged in, create your free personal account.
  5. Then visit Google Play or the App store to download the award-winning app.
  6. To access via the Knowledge Network whilst on NHS premises, visit
  7. Then select your preferred BMJ resource.

Download the award-winning BMJ Best Practice app

Use the BMJ Best Practice app to find answers quickly online or offline. Access is available to everyone as part of NHS Education for Scotland 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 through your institution 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.