In our final UniSkills Focus On… blog of 2022 we’re going to look at BMJ Best Practice. If you’re a student in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine looking for a tool to help you with clinical decision making, then BMJ Best Practice is the one for you!

UniSkills Focus On. This month our student blog series explores: BMJ Best Practice. Read the full blog and more:

What does BMJ Best Practice offer?

  • Information on 30 speciality areas, to help with evidence based clinical decision-making ranging from Allergy and Immunology to Vascular Surgery.
  • Over 250 evidence-based medical calculators
  • A comorbidities tool which gives guidance on the treatment of acute conditions in patients with comorbidities
  • Over 500 patient leaflets on topics ranging from the 6 in 1 vaccine to zika virus giving patient summaries with the aim of helping in informed, shared decision making
  • Videos explaining over 50 of the most common clinical procedures
  • Case reports, divided into over 100 categories, exploring rare diseases or unusual presentations of more common ones
  • The latest quality assessed evidence for clinical decision making, including evidence tables, an evidence-based evidence toolkit and information from Cochrane Clinical Answers
  • A drug database, with access to quality information on drugs

How to access BMJ Best Practice

The easiest way to access BMJ Best Practice is to search for it in Discover More. From here you can navigate through to the website and create your personal account. This is really quick and easy set up following the BMJ Best Practice User Guide.

Once you have an account you will be able to download the BMJ Best Practice app, available for Android and Apple devices, giving you access to clinical decision-making tools wherever you happen to be – whether you are writing an assignment in Catalyst or out on placement dealing with patients in the real world.

BMJ Best Practice is the number one clinical decision-making tool, so why not give it a go!

Further Help and Support

Remember, if you need any further help or support finding, accessing or getting the most out of your resources head over the UniSkills web pages. From here you can access lots more information, toolkits and video tutorials, book on a UniSkills workshop and even book a 1-2-1 appointment.

So, that’s it for 2022 – we hope you’ve enjoyed exploring your resources with us this term! UniSkills Focus On… will be back in the new year as we explore Gale Literature.

Have a lovely winter break and we’ll see you all in January for New Year, New UniSkills!