Do you work for the NHS in England, Scotland or Wales?

BMJ Best Practice is now being provided to all NHS healthcare professionals in these regions.

How to access BMJ Best Practice in your region via OpenAthens

  1. Visit and click ‘Log In’ on the top right of the page
  2. Select the ‘Access through your institution’ button and sign in with your 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 - it's easy to do and only takes a minute to set up. Your personal account details will enable you to access BMJ Best Practice anywhere, download the award-winning app and track your CME/CPD activity.

Don’t have an OpenAthens account?

Eligible NHS healthcare professionals can create an OpenAthens account here:


If you need any support logging in, please visit

Healthcare professionals in Northern Ireland

We are committed to supporting Health and Social Care Services (HSC) staff during the pandemic. We are therefore providing free access to a selection of key topics and patient information to support clinical decision making during this COVID-19 crisis.

We have also recently launched guidance for treating COVID-19 patients with underlying conditions in our new BMJ Best Practice Comorbidities Manager. Within the free COVID-19 topic, the tool will prompt you to consider your patient’s existing comorbidities to create a unique treatment algorithm - instantly.

GP or GP trainee?

If you are a GP/GP trainee in Northern Ireland and a BMA member, you can get a free 12-month subscription to BMJ Best Practice; courtesy of the BMA.  To sign up, visit

If you need any support, please contact