Access Granted to BMJ Best Practice for OUH Trust Staff and Medical Students!


OUH Trust Staff and Medical Students, you now have access to BMJ Best Practice.

BMJ Best Practice is a clinical decision support tool, uniquely structured around the patient consultation, with advice on symptom evaluation, tests to order and treatment approach.

• Search thousands of clinical topics and over 6,000 clinical guidelines
• Find answers fast using our layout that mirrors the patient consultation
• Access anywhere, with online and offline access via the BMJ Best Practice app
• Get step-by-step guidance via our unique treatment algorithm tables
• Check prescription guidance using linked drug databases and over 250 medical calculators
• Stay current with Important Updates highlighted within each topic
• Ensure your ongoing professional development, with automatic CME/CPD tracking

Access from the OUH Intranet homepage or sign in with your OpenAthens account…

Steps to log in via OpenAthens
• 1. Go to and click ‘Log In’ on the top right of the page or just click on the link in the email below.
• 2. Select the ‘OpenAthens’ button and sign in with your OUH Trust or MSD student NHS OpenAthens account credentials. You will then be taken back to BMJ Best Practice.
• 3. Once you have logged in to BMJ Best Practice, you can create a free personal account. Your personal account details will enable you to download the app.

NHS OpenAthens (previously called Athens) is the single username and password for nearly all the online library resources purchased for NHS staff. To register and for more information see our online guide at

Access for clinical medical students
All clinical medical students should have received an automated email from 'Eduserv Athens' in year one of the clinical course advising them that an NHS OpenAthens account had been set up. If you do not have a student NHS OpenAthens account or if it has expired or if you have forgotten the details then please contact for help. Please do not register via the NHS Athens Registration page as that is for NHS employees.  


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