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.

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust staff also have access to UpToDate that covers a much wider range of conditions.


BMJ Best Practice offers

  • Daily updates of evidence summaries covering over 1,000 conditions
  • 250 clinical calculators
  • 400 patient leaflets
  • Procedural videos and images
  • 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 Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals (SaTH) 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 for any NHS staff or student, 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 SaTH.

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 SaTH PC, or off-site by logging in with NHS OpenAthens and then registering for a personal account.


Download our quick reference guide for information on how to access and use BMJ Best Practice.