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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. Click on 'Access BMJ Best Practice' button below.
  2. Select the 'Access through your institution' option.
  3. Search for your organisation and sign in with your OpenAthens username and password. You will then be taken back to BMJ Best Practice.
  4. Create a personal account on your first visit. This will enable you to use the app and track CPD/CME activity.

Download the award-winning BMJ Best Practice app

Use the BMJ Best Practice app to find answers quickly online or offline.


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.

Comorbidities Manager now available within BMJ Best Practice

Rising to the comorbidities challenge  

Both senior and junior healthcare professionals in the acute setting often struggle with the diagnosis and treatment of patients who present with existing conditions.

In the UK, one in three adults suffer from multiple chronic conditions and most patients in the acute setting have more than one medical condition. This is a significant and costly global problem.

Managing the treatment of patients with comorbidities is hard – clinical guidelines only focus on single conditions – but failure to manage comorbidities leads to worse clinical outcomes and longer lengths of stay.

In response to this, BMJ has integrated the Comorbidities Manager into BMJ Best Practice. This is the only point of care tool that supports the management of the whole patient by including guidance on the treatment of a patient’s acute condition alongside their pre-existing comorbidities. 

Healthcare professionals are prompted to consider the patient’s comorbidities when accessing treatment information. The tool then produces an initial management plan that is tailored to the unique needs of the patient. Content is written using evidence-based guidelines, as well as by Clinical Experts.

Treating the acute presentation alongside existing conditions in this way enables hospitals to increase quality of care and efficiencies through the effective management of the patient. This in turn means better clinical outcomes, shorter hospital stays and fewer readmissions.


Watch these videos to learn more about the Comorbidities Manager:

How to use the Comorbidities Manager

Hear from the Comorbidities Expert Panel


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Userguide – Digital

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Userguide – Print

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A3 Poster – Print

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A4 Poster – Print

English Version Welsh Version

Social Media Banners

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Email Signatures

English Version Welsh Version

Email, Bulletin and Social Media Copy

English Version Welsh Version

BMJ Best Practice | How to get started

Watch tutorial videos

1. How to access BMJ Best Practice via your institution’s network

2. How to download the BMJ Best Practice app

3. Searching and browsing on BMJ Best Practice

4. Important Updates on BMJ Best Practice


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Book your training session


Join one of our training sessions, designed to demonstrate the use of BMJ Best Practice which answers any clinical questions and supports decision making at the point of care. 


Build your knowledge

BMJ Learning provides continuing medical education that is high-quality, evidence-based and covers clinical topics, professional skills and career development.

How to Access

  1. If you don’t have an OpenAthens account, register for an 'OpenAthens' username and password with your library contact.
  2. Click on the 'Access BMJ Learning' button below. Select 'Sign in' at the top right hand side of the screen. This will open a drop down box, from here select 'OpenAthens users sign in here'.
  3. Enter your OpenAthens username and password which will take you to a BMJ Learning login page.
  4. Register on BMJ Learning to create your new account if this is the first time you are accessing BMJ Learning. Alternatively if you have already registered and accessed before, simply sign in.

Search the world's largest collection of clinical case reports.

BMJ Case Reports is an award winning journal that delivers a focused, peer-reviewed, valuable collection of cases in all disciplines. This is the largest single collection of case reports online with more than 19,000 articles from over 70 countries.

How to Access

  1. Click on 'Access BMJ Case Reports' button below.
  2. Select 'Log in via OpenAthens' option.
  3. Enter your OpenAthens username and password credentials.

Discover world-leading medical and allied health research, reviews, news and multimedia content from BMJ’s specialty journals

Your institution has full access to 31 key titles across a range of specialties, including clinical, evidence-based and public health journals. You can access these by simply selecting a journal from the drop down tab on the right and then clicking to "login" (top right corner) via OpenAthens.

BMJ Access Support

If you need any support logging in, please visit:  If you do not know your OpenAthens username and password, contact your local library service.