How BMJ Best Practice can help the changing workload of clinicians

We are blogging about other blog posts for a change – this time about a series of blog posts about BMJ Best Practice.

The award winning BMJ Best Practice clinical decision-making tool is available to all NHS healthcare staff in England for free at the point of care thanks to a national subscription funded by Health Education England.

Prof Sheona MacLeod, Interim Medical Director, Health Education England and Dr Kieran Walsh, Clinical Director BMJ discuss the importance of making up to date evidence in the first of a series of 3 blogs about this invaluable tool.

The pair also discuss how the workload of clinical staff has changed over the years, making taking time out to study and scrutinise latest guidance an impossibility. New technologies, which BMJ Best Practice harnesses, now enables the obtaining of new research and information to be slotted into the workflow of the modern clinician.

Another benefit of having the most up to date information discussed in the blog is that it can drive up the standard of care and treatment for patients and reduce the inequalities in the standard of care across different healthcare providers.

Prof MacLeod and Dr Kieran Walsh’s second blog post discusses how BMJ Best Practice supports decision making, the digital agenda, and health literacy – read more here

Look out for the final post in the series on 12 October 2020.

Virtual BMJ Best Practice Training           

As one of the first NHS Trusts to subscribe to BMJ Best Practice many GEH colleagues already know how useful it is to help work through a diagnosis, decide on the best treatment and ongoing management of patients. If you’ve not yet used BMJ Best Practice or need help downloading the excellent app then why not join one of our 30 minute BMJ Best Practice Essentials virtual training sessions this autumn (delivered via MS Teams):

Friday 16/10/2020 14:00-14:30 pm

Tuesday 20/10/2020 15:00-15:30 pm

Wednesday 21/10/2020 14:00-14:30pm

Wednesday 04/11/2020 15:00-15:15pm

Wednesday 11/11/2020 15:30-16:00 pm

We will cover the essentials such logging in, downloading the app, key features and how to use your searching history for CPD.

Alternatively contact Librarian Rayanne to arrange 1:1 virtual training or training for a group of colleagues:


Tel: 02476 153144 or 02476 865464

Don’t hesitate – learn how to get the most out of this fantastic tool to deliver the best patient care and save time.